The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.
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In 2018, PAW Team provided free veterinary care to 1,687 pets, impacting 1,265 families – a 40% increase in services over 2017. In 2019 we expect to serve over 2,100 animals and 1,700 families. PAW Team programs keep pets healthy, happy and with their people by providing free veterinary care that enables pet owners to access and maintain housing and provide care for their beloved companion animals.
The first 50 donors of $75 or more will receive a $15 gift certificate to Meat for Cats and Dogs and a $15 gift certificate to the Florida Room. In addition, the Ed Cauduro Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation will match the first $25,000 in donations to the PAW Team through the Give!Guide.
“I don’t think I ever knew what pure love was until I got Jacques. He loves me through everything, no matter what. PAW Team has been incredible because they help keep Jacques healthy and happy. And, incredibly, they love Jacques, and every other animal that comes through their doors, almost as much as I do. You walk in and you feel their passion for what they are doing, and their love for the animals. They are wonderful.” —Paul, PAW Team client