By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
April 5, 2019
LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- PAWS is working for a purpose in Lowndes County as Valdosta State University students raise money for a good cause.
PAWS, or Pets are Worth Saving, is hosting a car and dog wash fundraiser Saturday at the Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County. PAWS is a student organization dedicated to helping animals.
The Humane Society of Valdosta/Lowndes County is saving animals every day. Organizers said they have already taken in 100 cats from the animal shelter in Lowndes County. That's how many organizers took in all of 2018. Programs like PAWS help that work to continue.
Founder Emily Hoag started the group last year. Now in its second semester, it has grown to more than thirty volunteers dedicated to helping animals and local shelters.
"It's a willingness to help, a willingness to see a change and to be a part of it," Hoag said. "Our mission is to get students as involved in the mission happening in Valdosta, to save animals and to find them homes, and to get Valdosta to 'no kill."
The event will be rain or shine. All of the proceeds go towards things like adoption fees and helping fosters, all to save animals in the community.
The group hopes to raise about $500 from the event.