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P.W.H.S. Homeless Animals Support Network (HASN) partners with shelters and rescues in the state of Virginia to further the no-kill Virginia vision and save the state's most vulnerable animals. Realizing that not all communities have access to needed resources, HASN strives to bridge the gap by advocating for and offering financial assistance and resources for food, supplies, medical treatments, and more for homeless and adoptable pets living in Virginia.

 Eligible organizations must become apply to become a partner of the PWHS Homeless Animals Support Network and:

  • have valid 501c3 status or be contract-holding shelters or rescues in the state of Virginia

  • have the goal of saving 90% or more of the animals surrendered or transferred in, yearly

  • earn less than $300,000 revenue/yearly


Submit the form below to start the process of becoming a member of the Homeless Animals Support Network today.

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Homeless Animals Support Network Rolling Grant

Effective Dec. 1, 2023


Introducing The Homeless Animals Support Network Rolling Grant Program!

Grants will range from $500 - $5000 and will be available to all HASN Network Partner organizations in good standing. We acknowledge that every community and organization is different, so we want to hear from you: what is your greatest need? We are open to funding a wide array of services and programs!

Program examples include:

*Foster programs aimed at keeping pets out of animal shelters,
*Return to Home programs that assist owners through technology, microchipping, and other resources,
*Shelter Surrender Intervention aimed at assisting pet owners in need or crisis, to prevent them from surrendering their pets to the shelter,
*Foster programs for victims of domestic violence or those facing temporary traumatic instances,
*Assisting pets of the homeless and/or low-income pet owners with medical treatments, vaccines, behavioral assistance, food, and supplies, etc.,
*Low-Cost Spay/Neuter services,
*Something cool and unique that YOUR community needs!

Look at the needs of your community, be innovative, think outside the box and create a new program or let us help you improve on an existing program that would make a difference in your community. Then tell us about it: what you need to make it succeed and how it will make a difference.


The Grant cycle is rolling. Grant applications may be submitted anytime throughout the year, but all submissions must be received by December 15th for review and award on February 1 the following year.


Emergency Funding Request Application

Emergencies happen every day in animal welfare. The Poor Animals Welfare and Surgical (P.A.W.S.) Fund grant was established in 2012 and exists to save lives and assist in crisis situations.


Examples of situations we would fund:

  • Critically injured animal,

  • Veterinary surgeries and treatments to enrich or save a pet's life,

  • Supplies for large-scale intake (such as hoarding or weather-related transport),

  • Replenishing an empty food pantry,

  • Behavioral modification/training to avoid euthanasia

These grant requests will be reviewed as received and applicants timely notified .

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