NAWS is committed to protecting and serving companion animals and minimizing the number of stray and unwanted pets through our rescue/adoption program and low cost animal clinic.
We are a non-profit animal welfare organization. Donations are welcome.
NAWS rescues pets from being euthanized in high-kill shelters or
animal control facilities and places them into foster homes while
they wait to find their forever homes. NAWS' ultimate goal is to
build a local animal sanctuary on several acres in the country
where both adoptable and unadoptable (for a variety of
reasons) pets will reside surrounded by love, companionship and
comfort for the remainder of their lives. Until that dream comes
to fruition, our adoptable dogs (and some cats) will reside in
local foster homes where they will enjoy life with a family until
they find their own forever families. Most of our adoptable
kittens and cats reside in our veterinary clinic and at our
Adoptable Cat Room at K9 Tailshakers in Frankfort.
While our dogs are in foster care they are evaluated for
temperament, they are spayed/neutered and receive their
vaccines and other veterinary care. The time spent with the
foster family allows us to determine what type of home would
be best suited for each pet - such as homes with or without
small children, other pets, etc.
If you would like to meet any of our adoptable pets, the
process is to fill out an application, which you can find on this
page, and e-mail it back to us in an attachment. We will then
put you in touch with the pet's foster family to make
arrangements for a visit.
We also bring our adoptable pets to the local PetSmart stores
and other local establishments on weekends.. Vaccines