Paws and Hands United is a 501(c)3 non-profit, foster based, all volunteer ran animal rescue in Southwest Missouri. We are also fully licensed through the Missouri Department of Agriculture. We place our focus on animals in crisis situations and those that are risk of euthanasia. Many of the animals we bring into our rescue suffer neglect, abuse or lack socialization. Many of these animals are also in dire need of medical attention. Dogs such as pit bulls, rottweilers, black dogs and seniors are often left in situations without many options due to overpopulation and people wanting purebreds or puppies. Many dogs have a bad reputation at no fault of their own and we look beyond that. Pit bulls, bully breeds, and other dominant breeds can be terrific dogs with proper training and socialization. We also offer refuge to cats. As most know there are not many options for cats and sadly more cats than there are homes. We are foster-based meaning we can only take on what we have foster homes for so without fosters we are not able to save animals. Fosters play a huge role in our rescue program!