Every animal that PAWS takes in is checked by a veterinarian, is wormed and vaccinated. All cats are tested for Feline
Immunodeficiency (FIV) and Feline Leukemia. Adult dogs are tested for heart worms and Lyme disease.
They are then placed with a foster family to be cared for until they are adopted. Adopting families usually have one-on-one
contact with the foster family and are able to learn about the pet's behavior, attitude, likes and dislikes, and any training
that animal has recieved.