In August of 2023, PAWS of Franklin County Texas purchased the former Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic with the intention of remodeling and refurbishing it to create a dog and cat adoption center for Franklin County. Much-needed repair and replacement of the roof, critical repairs and reworking of the plumbing, required electrical updates, replacement of damaged sheet metal, pressing repairs to 2 of the existing HVAC units, and the addition of gates and fencing for safety must be done before we can open our doors to pets in need. You can follow our progress below, and then donate safely online at https://www.pawsfctx.org/our-new-shelter/

Thank you for your support of our mission.

Room Naming Opportunities Now Available

Room Naming Opportunities Now Available

We're making progress! Soon there will be a private humane society and adoption center in Franklin County! But to achieve the next step of our historical journey, finish the repairs, purchase the equipment needed, hire and train a team of dedicated staff and...

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Rounding out January with Roof Repairs

Rounding out January with Roof Repairs

Yes, that is a man on the roof!  With the electrical almost done and clean out continuing, our roofer is hard at work making the repairs needed to keep our pets dry even in the hardest rains.  Luckily the forecast looks dry and hopefully he can get things taken care...

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Electric is happening!

Electric is happening!

More exciting progress - electrical repairs by Kelly with Bohlken Electric Service. It's a beehive of activity this week! DONATE TODAY. THE SOONER WE RAISE THE FUNDS TO COMPLETE THE NEEDED REPAIRS, THE SOONER WE CAN START HELPING PETS IN NEED.

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Thank You Franklin County Commissioners

Thank You Franklin County Commissioners

As the electrical repairs and updates to the new adoption center near completion, we need to say a belated, but heart-felt thank you to the Franklin County Commissioners who approved an allocation of $10,000 to PAWS of Franklin County for electrical repairs at their...

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December 2023 Clean Up Update

December 2023 Clean Up Update

Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones brought some members of the Franklin County Volunteer Inmate Program by to help clean out all the left-over wood, damaged ceiling tiles, dirt and debris. Precinct #3 Commissioner Charlie Emerson helped facilitate the dump truck...

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Electric is happening!

December 2023 Electrical Update

Kelly from Bohlken Electric began work on the electrical repairs and remodeling needed.  The building inspectors had focused on the Romex wiring throughout the building, with multiple areas where wire exposure poses risks above the known risks of having Romex wiring....

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Progress we can see!

Progress we can see!

Thanks to some amazing volunteers, the large storage room is finally cleaned out and the glass is installed in what will be the cat adoption room. After the inspections, the plans, the estimates, the fundraising and all the red tape - finally progress we can see and...

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November Budget Updates

November Budget Updates

You keep your home in good repair, right? Proper maintenance and repairs extend the life of your home, minimize the need for future repairs, avoid the expense of emergency repairs, and keep your home safe and your family comfortable. That's what we're trying to do....

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October 2023 Interior Fencing Removal

October 2023 Interior Fencing Removal

Things are starting to look very different here! Turning an abandoned horse holding area into a space where dogs in need of new homes can sleep safely and comfortably, run, jump and play, can be a challenge, but look how far we have come! All we need is a final...

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One Day this could be the Reality

One Day this could be the Reality

We're still working hard, gathering bids and hiring contractors. Soon, the dust will begin to fly! Don't you love this artist's rendering of the new reception area in our adoption and resource center? Isn't it exciting? Please consider donating if you can - we need...

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Our Fencing Contractor is Hard at Work

Our Fencing Contractor is Hard at Work

Things are moving quickly now. Our fencing contractor is working hard to make sure we get the very best deal we can on a quality fence for the property. We are thrilled at the effort he is putting in on our behalf. The progress is exciting! DONATE TODAY. THE SOONER WE...

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The Inspections Are Done

The Inspections Are Done

We are meeting so many amazing contractors as we move forward with the new shelter! We absolutely have to mention Bryan with WB Jennings Inspections. If you ever find yourself in need of a pre-sale inspector, he's your guy. Bryan has gone over-and-above helping us,...

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Anonymous Donor Sends Kennel Housing

Anonymous Donor Sends Kennel Housing

Look what's moving forward now! That looks like kennel housing for pets in need. Literally moving forward this time! Word is an anonymous donor paid for these. We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support! DONATE TODAY. THE SOONER WE RAISE THE FUNDS TO COMPLETE...

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The First Estimates Are In

The First Estimates Are In

The estimates are coming in and we are almost ready to get started. We need fencing, roofing, painting, electrical, plumbing - it's all adding up. We need the community's help so we can get the shelter open and start saving pets in need! Donate online, by mail, by...

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Paws purchases new location

Paws purchases new location

Have you heard the news? PAWS has purchased the former “Mt. Vernon Veterinary Clinic” for the new home of their shelter and Pet Resource Center. “Over the past few months, the board of PAWS has been hard at work building an operational structure and plans that will...

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Paws of Franklin County, Texas is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID# 86-2935040.  Donations are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.