1. to show a respect and regard for unwanted, neglected and stray dogs within the city of Nixon that will  benefit the city and animal control ordinance;
  2. To serve as an example to young people in demonstrating a caring love for all living creatures and by giving them an opportunity to take part in this service to their community;
  3. To promote and encourage a sterilization program for dogs and cats that will lessen the need for a shelter and eliminate the practice of euthanizing animals

Donating is more than just time or money, it's peace of mind. Now you can help even the smallest animal. 

At the present time we are in need of cash donations to pay for the monthly bills required to maintain the animal shelter. If you would like to help, go to the Contact Us page and submit a message to Patsy or give her a call. Or you can click on the "More" button below and donate through Paypal.

PPMAS Mission statement



Passion for Paws Memorial Animal Shelter (PPMAS) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Patsy Vigil Scherrer and her husband, Michael, located in Nixon, Texas. The shelter offers a chance for unwanted, neglected, and stray dogs and puppies to be adopted into forever homes. At the Nixon city council meeting on July 8, 2013, PPMAS was given approval for a location on 710 South Rancho Road. The city has allowed PPMAS to build a modest shelter on this city owned property. The shelter is totally funded by donations and fund raisers, the city doesn't pay for any expenses. When the city Animal Control releases the dogs to Patsy, she accesses them, takes them to the local vet, grooms and loves them.  It is with great effort to find forever homes for all dogs; but the challenge comes with the larger dogs. At times, because of a health issue,  we must decide to take the larger dogs to a rescue shelter for placement in foster care. There, these dogs can get the care they need.