“The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a GFAS accredited sanctuary that has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been victims of the exotic and performing animal trades.” My visit to PAWS ARK 2000 in San Andreas, CA was unforgettable. Words can’t describe how uplifting it feels to observe animals in captivity that have appropriate space to roam, interact accordingly with members of their species, and that are not being dominated by fear and other training tactics that are a constant reminder of what broke their sprit when they were young. 15D84DE9-EFD3-4E57-AD6A-ECBB926D1419