Paws of Coronado was founded in 2003 as a non-profit animal welfare organization. The team at PAWS believes that “Saving the life of one animal will not change the world, but for that one animal the world will change forever!”
PAWS of Coronado works with the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) to provide shelter and find homes for the orphaned cats and dogs of Coronado. These animals include those that have been surrendered by their humans, are stray or abandoned, or have been rescued from abuse or neglect.
PAWS and the ACF are committed to 100 percent placement of adoptable animals and envision a time when every friendly, healthy, homeless animal in our community can be cared for until a new family is found.
The animals in their care are extremely socialized, relaxed, trusting and loving in large part to their cat petting and dog walking programs. The caring hands and hearts of the ACF staff and volunteers help the animals thrive even in a facility environment.
They have set the following goals for the organization and the Coronado community:
- > Raise funds for animal welfare
- > Support and implement the adoption of homeless animals in a timely manner
- > Help maintain a no kill animal care facility (with the exceptions of terminally ill or vicious animals) in Coronado
- > Facilitate public awareness and education regarding animal welfare issues
- > Endorse & fund a spay and neuter program
- > Promote & assist with the trap, neuter & release of feral cats
- > Network with animal facilities, rescue groups & humane societies for the betterment of all homeless animals
- > Facilitate the fostering of animals to further their socialization and adoptability
- > Establish and utilize PAWS Junior volunteers (those under 18 years old) for fundraising events
The ACF is located at 1395 First Street, Coronado, CA 92118. The ACF can be reached at 619-522-7371. You can come meet the cats and dogs daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Please note the ACF is closed on all major holidays.