P.A.W.S. Staff

Shelter Operations Manager


Beth Cline– Executive Director

Beth started her career with PAWS by sitting on the Board of Directors for PAWS.  She was the Chair Person for the Board until she took the position of Executive Director.  Beth has assisted and been associated  with animal rescue her entire adult life.  She is also the Swain County Leader for the Humane Society of the United States.

She is devoted to the care and well-being of the animals and carrying forth the organization’s mission.  She is a native of Swain County and feels honored to be in the field of work that helps give back to both her community and the animals.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and tries to make trips to see her twin brothers, nieces and nephews as much as possible.  She shares her home with her three dogs Niles, Bugsy and Bella and her cat Jax.  They also share their home  with many fosters because she takes home those that need extra attention, medical  or hospice care.  She is pictured above with Niles with whom she adopted from PAWS.

Allen Anthony – Kennel Tech

Allan AnthonyAllen has been with PAWS for more than 10 years making sure everything is running smoothly, in working order and clean as a whistle.

Allen raises chickens, has a great summer vegetable garden and loves to fish and roam the mountains with his dog Jack.