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Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Manayunk: Lucky’s Last Chance Is Not Your Average Burger Joint

Since the restaurant’s opening in 2011, Lucky’s Last Chance has earned recognition for its selection of specialty burgers, hot dogs and craft beers. In 2013, the peanut butter and bacon burger even earned the restaurant the People’s Choice Award at the Philly Burger Brawl. Now, the restaurant is also earning recognition for its role in […]

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Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

Bustleton: PAWS Brings Low-Cost Animal Care to the Northeast

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s Northeast Adoption Center and Low Cost Clinic, or PAWS Northeast, is the largest no-kill, non-profit animal shelter in the region. A team of employees, medical staff and volunteers provide low-cost care to animals in need. The adoption center, located at 1810 Grant Ave., opened two years ago in May 2014. PAWS […]

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Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

In 2006, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) euthanized 90 percent of the animals that were brought to them. In an effort to ratify the high frequency of euthanasia and provide a better alternative, Dana Spain founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as PACCA’s life-saving department.  In 2009, PAWS broke away from PACCA, […]

 

Grays Ferry: Low-Cost Animal Care Serves Those in Need

Grays Ferry: Low-Cost Animal Care Serves Those in Need

With a total intake of 27,990 animals last year, Philadelphia ranks above the national average of cats and dogs brought in to animal control. Allison Lamond (below), community outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), doesn’t see that number decreasing anytime soon. “Life happens,” the eight year volunteer said, “people move […]

 By Jim Sauls

South of South Street: Julian Abele Park Teams Up With PAWS

South of South Street: Julian Abele Park Teams Up With PAWS

Every major city has stray animals. Whether they were born there or put on the street by owners who could not or did not want to take care of them, all of them want a warm place to sleep at night. The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter located in Center City. Their […]