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PAWS Fund-Emergency Assistance Grant

Emergencies happen every day in animal welfare. This grant exists to save lives and assist in crisis situations.

Meet Nala - a recipient of lifesaving PAWS Funds. WARNING - this video contains graphic images.




The PAWS Fund may be used for:

  • Critically injured animals

  • 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 grants are available to rescue organizations and low-budget shelters only. All requests will be reviewed as received.

BEFORE applying for PAWS Fund Assistance, read                                                 carefully and thoroughly.


Found by a Good Samaritan in a pile of snow at a local gas station with a broken leg in freezing weather, Dolly made her way to The Grace Card, who promptly got her veterinary care, and determined her leg was broken in multiple places.

Due to the location and severity of the breaks, her leg did not heal properly, leaving her elbow fused in place. She was evaluated by a surgeon and also the rehab department at Veterinary Surgical Centers - VSC and they determined the only course of action would be an orthotic (but not until she was grown) or amputation.

That same week the fluid that was starting to build up broke through her skin causing a medical emergency. She was scheduled for amputation shortly after.

Thanks to funds from the PAWS program, Dolly's amputation was a success and she's living the dream! 

Read more about Dolly here!


Meet Dexter

Dexter is a previous grant recipient. 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 condition with specialized surgery.


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


He has been adopted!

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