PAW (Portland Animal Welfare) Team


To save lives, alleviate suffering and keep pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in extreme poverty.

Bottom Line for Portland

In 2017, PAW provided veterinary care to more than 800 pets, from spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and microchips to parasite medications. Its programs allow families to access housing, keep the community safe, and reduce animal suffering and overpopulation.

“PAW Team’s compassion and care for families and pets that are homeless or under extreme poverty is outstanding. They reach a specific demographic that is otherwise untouched due to severe financial constraints and/or transportation challenges.” —Owen Wilken, hospital operations manager, Oregon Humane Society

Business Partners

The Ed Cauduro Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation will match the first $30,000 in G!G donations to PAW. The first 50 donors of $75+ will receive a $15 gift certificate to Meat for Cats and Dogs and to the Florida Room.

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