Contact Be-Paws We Care, Inc.

Contact Be-Paws We Care, Inc.


Our Roots

Donna DeBerardinis and Jenny Aaronson created this Non-Profit Organization in February 2014 to help cure the Parvovirus infected Puppies. They were very successful in this en devour and went on to start a Spay and Neuter program which assisted those in need. In 2019, when Donna's interests became stronger as a Caregiver for the Senior Community, she generously transferred Be Paws We Care (BPWC) to Julie Raming and Dave Patrick so that her dream of helping animals in need would continue. We hope we are making her proud! 

Currently, BPWC assists in raising funds so the Homeless Pets of Pickens County can get the medical care they need to prepare them for their forever Family.  Kelly Ingram is our Rescue Coordinator to help facilitate the rehoming of our homeless pets and Suzanne Champitto serves as our Fundraising Chairman.  In 2020, Jenny Aaronson rejoined BPWC and helped us implement a Spay and Neuter and Community Cat Program to help reduce the overpopulation within this County.


Hope Is Where the Heart Is.... and our Hearts are with the Homeless Pets . We Strive to give them a Second Chance at life


Be-Paws We Care, Inc. (BPWC) is an all-volunteer, Pickens County, Georgia based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an Animal Advocacy Group, we help provide medical support for the homeless pets of our community that is outside the county’s budget. In addition, we help them find their forever homes by partnering with the Pickens County Animal Shelter(PCAS) and other animal rescues. In 2020, we created a low cost/low income spay and neuter program, Spay-Neuter Initiative Pickens (SNIP) to provide access for those in need to help reduce the unplanned and unwanted pet population in our county. The Community Cat program (PCCP) was initiated in June of 2020. 



Julie Raming, CEO/President
Kelly Ingram, Vice President, Rescue & Foster Coordinator

David Patrick, CFO/ Treasurer

Suzanne Champitto, Secretary/Fundraising Manager


Jennifer Aaronson, Spay-Neuter Initiative in Pickens (SNIP)
Donna Evans, Pickens Community Cat Program (PCCP)

Angie & Jay Bird, Volunteers

Lee Briggs, Volunteer

Becky & John Holt, Volunteers



  • Continue to build our relationships with other rescues to increase our network to help facilitate rehoming of our homeless pets.


  • Increase SNIP participants, outreach program and develop an awareness program of the benefits of SNIP.


  • Develop PCCP to assist those with residential and feral colonies that need to be Trapped Neutered and Returned (TNR) make Spay / Neuter services available.

    • Create caretaking teams for the community cat colonies.

    • Create a food bank for these colonies.

    • Extract the kittens to be socialized and subsequently adopted.



  • Fewer homeless and abandoned animals at our shelter

  • Spay & Neuter for all companion Animals

  • Public Education and Awareness, Responsible Pet Ownership






As an animal welfare/advocacy organization, we can measure our success by the number of homeless pets we are able to network through our Pickens County Animal Shelter (PCAS) and  rescue partners to provide them a Second Chance for a forever family. Other data to be measured are the number of pets that can be spayed and neutered through SNIP as well as PCCP.  Ultimately, our objective is to see the impact on our overall homeless pet population by seeing a reduction of the PCAS’s annual intake.


Be Part of the Solution:
Adopt, Foster, Sponsor, Volunteer, Donate and Educate

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