PAWS Founder is Nominated for Yorkshire Day Hero!

sueCongratulations to Sue on being nominated as a Yorkshire Day Hero!

The nomination is well deserved not only for having the determination and commitment to set up PAWS in the first place but also for the hard work she puts into running PAWS day to day and for her dedication to the animals.

There are many pets in and around Todmorden who are now in loving forever homes thanks to Sue. She truly is a HERO!!

Click here to read the full story.

Pawtraits in Aid of PAWS!

sara_abbottA huge thanks to Sara Abbott Studio and all her support over the past 6 months!

She has raised over £1000 for PAWS by not only donating part of her fee when clients mentioned PAWS, but she has also been selling raffle tickets for our raffle that we will be drawing at our fun day in July, and the grand prize for the raffle is an oil painting of YOUR four-legged friend painted by Sara!

And if that wasn’t enough, Sara has also donated a full van load of dog food, bedding, collars, cages and other doggy items that she has managed to source for us. Sara Abbott Studio we can’t thank you enough



We now have temporary accommodation for our feline friends in need of a forever home.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have raised enough money to build five cat pens at our headquarters here at Longfield.


cat_pens_build1They will be used to house cats that have been rescued by PAWS from abandonment and neglect until we can find loving homes for them.

Donations towards making these pens even more comfortable are most welcome!

If you have any cat beds, scratching posts or cat toys, you can be sure our cats will makes use of them! Most of all, we need cat food to feed these hungry mouths!


Pictured is one of our volunteers Elisha in one of our cat pens making friends with one of our rescue cats.

They all need and deserve as much love and care as possible so if you could spare a couple of hours a week or more to help out with cleaning the pens and spending time with the cats, you’ll be rewarded with lots of furry head butts!



PAWS is based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Please support us to continue helping vulnerable,  abandoned and unwanted pets within Todmorden and the Calder Valley. We never turn away any animal in need

This site is dedicated to helping animals in need around the Pennine towns of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. Here you can find animals needing a new home and success story’s of those lucky ones who have found their forever homes. PAWS survives on the generosity of local peoples time and donations.


  1. Hi, Lisa jagger has said to ask you if you might be able to help. 2 yrs Gobi took on 3 rescue rabbits, bought new hutch and shed and gave them the run of the back garden. Since then I have become ill and needing a smaller house as well as set up a charity of my own. http://Www.bashlocal.co uk I am trying to find either a house I can take them or some land nearby I can put them on but I am struggling. My other option is a rescue, which breaks my heart, can you help or advice?

  2. Fantastic work you guys are all doing, we loved doing the hydrotherapy rehab for Todd and are just sorting out our shoe box appeal for your rescue dogs at Christmas , keep up the good work !! from Steve and the Team… x

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