We are a new group just getting started in Arab, Alabama.  We will serve all of Marshall County.

We are a Non-Profit (filed with Marshall County and State of Alabama on 18 Oct 2013) and applied for 501c3 tax-deductible status with the IRS at the beginning of December 2013.  The 501c3 status will allow us to apply for grants for spay/neuter, surplus pet food and other funds to help people in Arab and Marshall County with their pets.  Once we get the 501c3 status, all donations will be tax-deductible.  Due to the backlog of applications at the IRS this is taking a very long time, so please be patient and consider donating now.

We believe that pets are an important part of people’s lives.  Pets provide comfort, companionship and support that might not otherwise be available to many people in our community.  We hope to provide assistance in helping people to keep their pets.

We believe that pets should be spayed or neutered both for the health of the pet and to prevent unwanted litters.  We are accepting donations for spay/neuter of Marshall County pets.

We have set up a Pet Food Pantry to help those struggling to keep their pets.  We are looking for more volunteers to help with contacting businesses to allow us to place donation bins and cans. 

We will be posting links to information to help deal with issues that people may encounter in caring for their pets.

We hope to add other services as we progress.

Arab PAWS is an animal welfare advocacy group formed to help people in Arab and Marshall County keep their pets and make informed decisions about companion animals. We do not have an animal shelter and we are not a rescue group.  If you need help with a stray animal, you can contact the City of Arab (if you live inside city limits).  If you live in Marshall County, you can contact Animal Control Officer Kevin Hooks or the animal control personnel for the specific city in which you live. Our Links page also provides links to rescue groups in our area.   Please check our ‘Other Links’ tab above for information and some of the local rescues and shelters.  You can also use petfinder.com to search for more rescues and shelters based on zip code. 

All comments and suggestions are welcome.

Contact us at contact@arabpaws.org.