A Little Change Makes a Big Difference

Our Mission is to alleviate animal suffering caused by neglect, cruelty and ignorance and to promote the humane treatment of companion animals through prevention, intervention, placement, education and example.


We are a 501(c)3 non profit animal foster/rescue organization located in Franklin, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2001, Precious Paws is dedicated to educating the public about proper pet care, preventing cruelty to animals, managing feral cat populations, offering low cost spay neuter services, and placing adoptable animals in forever homes. Our pet selection changes frequently and we maintain a list of available dogs from owners looking to rehome their pets as well as network with other rescues. Together, we can help you find the right pet for your family. Please do not purchase pets from a pet store or a breeder without first taking a moment to do some research (backyard breeders can be just as bad as puppy mills). We always need foster homes and volunteers for a variety of activities: grant writing, feral cat trapping, adoption counseling, post adoption follow-up, etc.

Not-For-Profit animal foster/rescue organization located in Franklin, Pennsylvania.

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Let’s raise $10K !

Want to help save more than 1 million cats? Over the span of 7 years, just one unspayed cat can produce nearly 5,000 offspring! An extremely generous local business has offered a **$5,000* matching fund for a spay fund to help curb the growing stray cat problem in the area. However, we must first raise $5,000 ourselves in order to receive the match. – that’s a total of $10,000!

We only have until October 1, 2019 to raise this money. Please donate today (via Facebook), or contact PPAR and make a donation directly to our organization. Thank you for your continued support, and help spread the word for PPAR!

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Chihuahua Hoarding case

On April 15, 2019, Precious Paws Animal Rescue was contacted by a woman who discovered 40 dogs living in a relative’s home in horrid conditions. Precious Paws removed the dogs over the course of 3 days. The ANNA Shelter from Erie, PA also assisted and took in 17 of the dogs. The other 23 were taken to Precious Paws.

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RADA Knives

We are doing our RADA Knives Fundraiser again! We earn 40% from your total sales – they have great paring knives and their tomato slicer is awesome. Dip and dessert mixes are also excellent. Really low prices – less than $10 a knife. If you aren’t interested in purchasing, would you share with your friends and ask them to share? Just follow the link below to order right from their page. Thank you.

RADA Knives purchase to support Precious Paws Franklin

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Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming Events

Gun Raffle at Applefest


October 6, 2019, 2:30 pm at the PPAR booth at Applefest!  The raffle will benefit PPAR’s SNYP program.  Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for this fundraiser.

Ticket money can also be sent via PayPal to adoptpreciouspaws@gmail.com

Oldies Night Fundraiser

Oldies Night, September 7 from 5:00-10:00 pm at Wanango Country Club.  Featuring  the band Al Tune A! $20 per person.

Matching Funds by October 1

Help Precious Paws Franklin raise $5000 by October 1!  A local offer will match that amount for a spay fund if PPAR succeeds!

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