Love And Care In Animal Welfare

PAWS (PAWS Animal Welfare Society) is a non-profit animal shelter in Petaling Jaya that opened in 1987. PAWS receive the surrender of unwanted dogs and cats which they proceed to vaccinate, deworm, neuter/spay, and put up for adoption. Currently, there are over 250 dogs and 250 cats under the care of the shelter. The shelter and all costs involved in running it are entirely funded by the generous donations of the public as well as proceeds from charitable events. The PAWS team consists of three office staff, a number of part-time veterinarians, one vet assistant and seven kennel workers. PAWS is a registered Society under the Registry of Societies of Malaysia that is led by an elected committee.


1. Visit the centre anytime during operational hours to have a look at the animals that are ready for adoption.

2. After you have selected the animal you wish to adopt, seek assistance from any of our shelter staff who will interview you to determine if you are a suitable adopter.

3. Please be aware that the minimum donation for adopting an animal can be found here


If you are too busy to drop by the shelter in person, you can also make a donation through the following channels available here . Do scan the bank in receipt to for the official receipt.


When volunteering at PAWS, you can choose to spend time with any animal that you want and do the work that you enjoy. Whether you stay only for an hour or a whole day, it is still a big help to PAWS and a real joy to the animals. If you do not have any specific activities you would like to carry out at the shelter, you will be assigned to the activities which may include cleaning the shelter area and spending time with the animals.

PAWS welcome volunteers at any time during our opening hours, which are:-

Monday – Sunday (except Wednesdays and Public Holidays): 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

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