FYI (For Your Information)
CAN I SUPPORT PAWS BY MAKING A CASH DONATION?
YES you can. Simply click on the DONATE buttons located on the Main
page, the Contributions page or on the link below. Your donation will be greatly
ARE ANY OTHER ITEMS NEEDED BESIDES CASH?
YES, PAWS is always in need of postage stamps, Staples gift cards, used ink
cartridges which we submit for recycling, tyvek letter size envelopes and ID
card refills and printer ribbons. IF in doubt, call headquarters for an updated list.
I REALLY DON'T LIKE OR USE EMAIL SO WHY CAN'T A NEWSLETTER OR OTHER PAWS CORRESPONDENCE JUST BE MAILED TO ME?
Without being repetitious it again boils down to FUNDS. Mailers, newsletters and
letters all eat up valuable monies that are allocated for other organization uses.
This page will address (hopefully) any questions you may have or set the record straight on things you "may have heard."
One of our Members will be happy to contact you within 24 hours. For urgent needs call us at: (813) 969-1954
Welcome to the Official - Paws For Friendship Inc. - Website
HOW MUCH OF MY DUES AND DONATIONS IS GOING FOR SALARIES AND PENSIONS OF BOARD MEMBERS?
NONE - 0 - NADA!
WHY ARE LOCAL MEETINGS HELD AT A MEETING PLACE FOR A WHILE THEN SUDDENLY THEY ARE CANCELLED OR MOVED?
In some instances the lack of membership participation prompts a particular
site being cancelled. In other cases those venues have decided they do not
want to host our events so we must look to relocate. Some are seasonal - no
awnings or shades for the babies is ok for certain times of the year and NOT ok
during other times.
I HAVE SUBMITTED PICTURES FOR THE WEBSITE AND NONE OF THEM EVER APPEAR - WHY?
Our volunteer 'webmaster' does his very best to put only the best pictures on the
website. Remember, our website can be seen by anyone in the world so we must
put our best foot forward. Typically though, a great majority of the pictures have
poor framing (leashes going out of frame, peoples arms and legs yet no body,
the back end of the 'baby' facing the camera and generally poor quality) to
mention just a few.
WHY ALL THE FUSS ABOUT RETURNING THE ITEMS WE RECEIVED WHEN WE JOINED?
ALL of the items lent to you when you joined are COPYRIGHTED and belong to
PAWS. Imagine for a moment if a member did not renew and was walking
around their town with a PAWS vest on and the dog bit someone. It would be
"assumed" since the vest was on the dog that they were INDEED members and
quite possibly a lawsuit would not be far behind. In order to protect this
organization we MUST ensure ONLY active members are allowed access to our
THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE A PUSH FOR FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS - WHY?
PAWS is a non-profit organization and the PRIMARY means of support is through
our numerous fundraising efforts and the generosity of others thru donations.
WHY HASN'T THE PRESIDENT OF PAWS EVER VISITED OUR AREA SO WE CAN MEET HER?
The President and Founder of PAWS would L O V E to travel and meet with
every chapter and attend events outside of Florida however, it all goes back to
FUNDS. There simply are NOT enough funds to pay for all of the travel
expenses involved in making these trips.