About Purple Power Animal Welfare Society of Kansas

PAWS founder Susan ClasenPurple PAWS Founder Susan Clasen

Purple Power Animal Welfare Society (Purple PAWS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Manhattan, Kansas, that advocates for and rescues homeless cats and dogs in Kansas and beyond. We are licensed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture as a Pound/Shelter.

Purple PAWS is dedicated to the idea of a no-kill nation. We believe our culture can end the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats by:

  • Spaying or neutering all companion animals
  • Promoting adoption of homeless pets
  • Effective regulation of breeders

We work as an all-volunteer network to advocate for these three things in our area and fundraise in support of our mission. Our board members and volunteers are not paid; all funds go to supplies, medical care, and other needs of the animals we care for.

Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors