paws (Poor Animals Welfare and Surgical) 

The PAWS Fund is a unique program that saves the lives of homeless pets in the state of Virginia by providing veterinary care for injuries or illnesses. This program has been extremely successful thanks to your generous support, and we could not do it without you. Since 2012 and thanks to your donations, the PAWS Fund has treated and saved the lives of over 150 homeless pets (including a guinea pig) at a cost of $110,000.

Most municipal shelters and small rescue organizations do not have the funds with which to treat sick or injured homeless animals in their care. PWHS Homeless Animals Support Network (HASN) is now offering financial assistance to our partner organizations throughout the state. 

For years sick and injured animals at the Prince William County Animal Shelter have relied on the PAWS Fund to ease their pain and save their lives. But now, with our new focus on serving homeless pets throughout Virginia, small organizations finding themselves in this precarious situation can also turn to HASN for assistance, and even more, lives can be saved. In HASN's 1st year, we have provided 4 partner organizations with $8950 in medical care for 4 critically ill dogs.  

Our P.A.W.S. Fund goal is to provide lifesaving veterinary services for sick and injured homeless pets, improving their quality of life and assuring them a chance at a full and happy life. We are thrilled to announce that all of our previous PAWS Fund animals have been adopted!

Please give today so we can continue to save the lives of our state's most vulnerable dogs and cats.

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Dexter is our current PAWS Fund case. He was born blind and with a rare congenital disorder that makes it difficult for food to travel from his mouth to his stomach. This serious condition is called Megaesophagus. Through Xrays and diagnostics, the veterinarians found they could correct this with surgery.


Dexter's surgery was a success and he will now be able to eat like a normal dog!

Previous PAWS cases below...

Paws - 2 Gizmo
Romeo's appeal
PAWS FUND - Posters
PAWS FUND - Posters (1)
Dr. Lori with Kittens