PMAWF is about supporting the organizations and people who enable the unfortunate animals to find their forever homes. We were established in early 2008 in memory of Priscilla Mahar, who always had a fondness for animals.

We work closely with those in the community to find and help non-profit organizations that work hard to provide animals second chances for a better life. Through events and donations, PMAWF donates the money they raise to those that need our support.

For us, it's all about the animals and helping them find the lives they should have!

Learn more about our two big annual events
 Canine Carnival

Our largest annual fundraising event, the Canine Carnival has grown significantly each year with more than 19,000 people and 130 rescues and vendors of animal goods from as far away as New Jersey attending. Hundreds of animals have been adopted, and we’re excited to make the upcoming years even better.

Visit the dedicated Canine Carnival page for more information and current updates!

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 Paws for Pucks

Partnering with the Syracuse Crunch hockey team always makes this event wildly successful and enjoyable for the whole family! Proceeds go to several participating animal welfare foundations, head up by PMAWF.

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