The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free essential veterinary care to pets of people who are experiencing houselessness or extreme poverty.
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PAW Team provides free veterinary care through weekday appointments, weekend drop-in clinics, and offsite outreach powered by volunteers. PAW Team also maintains a donated pet supply bank, offering essentials to those in need. In 2019, PAW Team provided vet care for more than 1,800 individual pets from over 1,000 families and distributed over 25,00 pounds of pet food. PAW Team’s life-saving services not only alleviates stress and suffering, but helps protect the healing bond between people and their companions.
River Hawk Construction has generously offered to match all donations up to $4,000 the week of Giving Tuesday!
The first 50 donors to give over $75 will receive a $15 gift certificate to Meat for Cat's & Dogs!
“For the past year, this wonderful team has provided me with both flea medicine and high-quality dry cat food. The cost of just those two items was having a negative impact on my own food budget. I also bring Isabella in to see a volunteer veterinarian, another amazing service for which I am very grateful. Without PAW Team's help, I might have lost the ability to continue caring for my sweet Isabella.” - Margie, PAW Team Client