Mr. Paws is a cross-breed of a Kneazle and a cat. He belongs to Mrs. Figg. He can understand human speech.
Harry was pleased not to look at photos of Paws after Mrs. Figg broke her leg (PS2).
Mr. Paws is part of Mrs. Figg's family, along with the rest of her cats.
Surveillance, can understand human language.
Other canon notes and references
Kneazles are intelligent and independent animals (FB).
Mr. Paws was only one of Mrs. Figg's cats, the others being Tufty, Mr. Tibbles, and Snowy.