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Contact Be-Paws We Care, Inc.

Contact Be-Paws We Care, Inc.

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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 raises funds so the Homeless Pets of Pickens County can get the medical care they need to prepare them for their forever Family.   In 2020, Jenny Aaronson joined BPWC and helped us implement a  Low Cost Spay and Neuter  Program called Spay/Neuter Pickens Initiative (SNIP) and Eileen Roller to implement a  Trap-Neuter-Release Program called the Pickens Community Cat Program . Both programs are an effort to help reduce the homeless and unwanted pet population within Pickens County, so fewer will end up at the county shelter.

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


Be-Paws We Care, Inc. (BPWC) is an all-volunteer,  501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are  an Animal Advocacy Group that offers low cost spay and neuter assistance to Pickens county residents’ pets as well as a  trap-neuter-return program for our feral cat communities.  These programs were created to help reduce the unplanned, unwanted, homeless pet population in our community. Also, we provide life-saving medical support for our homeless dogs and cats as well as networking with animal rescue groups to help them get their second chance.



Julie Raming, CEO/President / Volunteer
David Patrick, CFO/ Treasurer / Volunteer

Suzanne Champitto, Secretary / Volunteer


Jennifer Aaronson, Medical Mgr & Spay-Neuter Initiative in Pickens (SNIP)
Melissa Wu and Eileen Roller, Pickens Community Cat Program (PCCP)
Casey Levitt, Volunteer

Angie & Jay Bird, Volunteers, Transporters


  • Increase Spay-Neuter Initiative Pickens (SNIP) participants, outreach program and develop an awareness program of the benefits of SNIP.


  • Expand the Pickens Community Cat Program (PCCP) to assist those with residential  "outdoor" and feral colonies by loaning traps and providing access to low cost Spay-Neuter services .

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



Fewer homeless and abandoned animals at our shelter

Affordable Spay & Neuter for all companion Animals

Stabilize/control the Community Cat population thru PCCP

Public Education and Awareness, Responsible Pet Ownership




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As an animal welfare/advocacy organization, our goal is to increasing the number of community pets that have access to low cost spay and neuter  through SNIP as well as PCCP, with our long term objective is to see a reduction of  our overall homeless and unwanted pet population. 

Also to provide medical assistance to Good Samaritans that support the abandoned animals in our county so that they may get their Second Chance with a loving family.

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