In 2003, the PAWS board of directors and staff embarked on a process to create a three year strategic plan to chart the organization’s direction for 2004 – 2006. The goal of our planning process was to ensure that PAWS remains vital and focused on making an increasingly important contribution to significantly improving the lives of animals. Two key elements of the plan are the vision and values that PAWS holds:
PAWS is the leading voice for animals in Washington State and a recognized leader in the nation for its progressive outreach and education programs, legislative work, and premier wildlife rehabilitation and companion animal services. Through many collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals, PAWS is making a better world for animals.
PAWS envisions this world to be a place where all people recognize the intrinsic value of animal life, are mindful of the impact of their daily behaviors and choices on animals, and consistently demonstrate compassion and respect.