The Paws & Claws Mission Statement: Promote and provide humane protection and shelter for abandoned or lost companion animals. Seek adoptive homes for companion animals under our protective care. Provide public education regarding the societal problem of animal overpopulation. Promote the principles of responsible companion animal care. Advocate the spaying and neutering of all companion animals. Paws And Claws does not euthanize except on the advice of a veterinarian in the case of critical injury, terminal illness, debilitating pain, or severe behavioral problem in which the animal is a danger to themselves, other animals or humans.