Rome for the Rescues (aka Claws for Paws), a recognized 501(c)(3), was created in 2008 by concerned animal lovers to raise funds to aid animal welfare organizations in Rome-Floyd County.


Over the years, funds raised by Rome for the Rescues have aided these groups in ways both great and small from low-cost spay and neuter programs to various rescue efforts. Rome for the Rescues has supported Floyd County PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Services) by creating a covered outdoor play area, helping purchase a transport van, and providing state-of-the-art bowls and litter boxes. 


Rome for the Rescues Party of the Summer has raised over $185,000 for local organizations. Please check back for details on our next fundraising event. 



All of our work is done by volunteers. Rome for the Rescues takes no administrative fees and 100% of all money collected goes directly to our local efforts to help save the lives of neglected, abandoned, and abused animals. 

We welcome volunteers who are interested in helping with the next Rome for the Rescues Party of the Summer. There isn't a date set yet, but if you are interested, please fill out the form on the Contact Us page. 

Honor the late animal lover Betty White with a donation to Rome for the Rescues

Actress Betty White and Uggie the dog attend The Friars Club Salute To Betty White at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on May 16, 2012, in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

While we mourn the death of beloved actress Betty White on December 31, 2021, at the age of 99, we also want to celebrate her life and legacy as an animal welfare advocate.

Betty was a supporter of American Humane, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the Morris Animal Foundation. 


Following the news of Betty White’s death just weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday on Jan. 17, many began sharing a #BettyWhiteChallenge on social media. The challenge asks fans to pick a local rescue or animal shelter and donate $5 in White’s name.  

If you'd like to make a donation to Rome for the Rescues in honor of Betty White, please click the button below to donate online or mail your check to:

Rome for the Rescues
175 Shoals Ferry Road
Rome, GA  30161

We appreciate your support. Rest in peace Betty. You will be missed by us all.