For companion animals

CREATING A BETTER LIFE

and those who love them

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News & Updates

PAWS is a registered charity. Help us celebrate and do more!

PAWS has been an active nonprofit in Southwest Ontario for 10+ years helping hundreds of people and their beloved animal companions. 

Our programs offer access to vet care despite housing insecurity, poverty, illness, domestic violence, and other crises.

With your generous support we can do more for pets and their people

Animal Companions and People: Better Together

Animal companions fill many lives with love, and bring proven physical and mental health benefits to children, adults, the vulnerable and the elderly. 

But circumstances such as loss of income, homelessness,  domestic violence, health problems and other issues can make caring for these companions financially or logistically untenable, and this puts the most vulnerable in our community in an impossible position.

We believe animal companion suffering and surrender is avoidable, and with the help of our generous donors, we help provide them with the care they need when their humans can’t.  

We collaborate with clinics offering essential veterinary services, to subsidize the cost of necessary medical care for animal companions belonging to low-income and at-risk populations.

We coordinate with community agencies serving the most in-need, to ensure their clients have support to keep their animal companions safe and healthy.

Did You Know?

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800,000

the approximate number of households in Ontario that both have an animal and live in poverty
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40%

of low income families who surrender their pets do so because they lack the funds to pay for veterinary care
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56%

of women experiencing domestic violence delay leaving a dangerous home because of concern for their pets