About Us

Our organization began in 1992 and it is governed by a Board of Directors that are unpaid volunteers. We are supported entirely by memberships and donations. We are not funded by the City of Muskogee or any other level of government, nor are we affiliated with any other animal welfare organization.

Our facility is dedicated to Steve Yaffe, founder of Promoting Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

Without his initial efforts P. A. W. S. would not exist, and without the generous trust legacy which formed the "Steve Yaffe Charitable Trust" this facility could never have been built.

Our pledge to Steve.......

We pledge to make P. A. W. S. all that you hoped it would be.

Steve Yaffe

Board of Directors

Dorothy Farmer
Executive Director / Founding Board Member / Newsletter Editor

Paige Frix
Director / Founding Board Member

Brenda Hull

Angelina Gallant
Vice President

Ranae Bumgarner

Suzanne Cote

Melanie Juntti

Our contact information:

By email:


By standard mail:

Promoting Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1525
Muskogee, OK 74402

Physical Address:

Promoting Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
4321 E. Hayes St.
Muskogee, OK 74403

By phone:


By fax:

(918) 686-6404