For companion animals


and those who love them

PAWS helps people and pets when they need it most.

If Your Pet Needs Vet Care

PAWS subsidizes the costs of veterinary care for animals that would otherwise have to be surrendered or euthanized for financial reasons.

Step 1 – Read our Application Criteria – See if you Qualify

  • PAWS helps humans with sick or injured pets by subsidizing their treatment
  • PAWS enables people to do the right preventive pet care by subsidizing spays, neuters and vaccinations
  • PAWS helps people entering a hospital or facility by subsidizing the required vaccinations for their pets to be sheltered.
  • PAWS helps community agencies be more pet-friendly, offering tools and resources to assist clients.
PAWS helps people and pets

PAWS subsidizes vet care such as:

  • vaccinations
  • spays & neuters
  • blood tests and diagnostics
  • treatment for infections, injuries, blockages, minor surgery
  • other veterinarian-recommended treatments


IF You Meet the Criteria –
          Fill out the Application Form Online

OR – Download a fillable PAWS Service Application Form.  

Proof of Income is Required

  • Once you have completed the fillable PDF form, save the form and email it along with proof of income (dated within the last year) to

What A Donation Does

Ontario families are facing terrible choices – Help us ensure that pets don’t have to be surrendered or euthanized for purely financial reasons.

Your donation to PAWS:

  • Keeps pets with families despite crisis and health issues, regardless of income level
  • Reduces surrenders of animals to shelters
  • Reduces medically unnecessary euthanasia
  • Reduces animal suffering and future cost by treating illness promptly
  • Reduces the number of unwanted births via proactive spay/neuters
  • Prevents spread of illness via preventive vaccinations

Why Do People Need Help With Pet Care?

Bad luck and circumstances such as
  • major cost of living increases, esp for food and housing
  • mental or physical health issues
  • loss of job / reduced income
  • family crisis or domestic violence
  • major home damage – fire, flood…

By helping those in poverty, mental distress or fleeing violence, we lift our entire community up.

Stories, Events, and Info

Happy Healthy Cat

While September is officially Happy Cat Month, every month is a celebration of these wonderful companions and the joy



Animal Companions and People: Better Together

FACT – there’s well-documented evidence of the benefit of pets for people including better physical health, mental health, children’s development, and active engagement in the community. 

  • companionship & reduced loneliness
  • structure in one’s day and an opportunity to meet people
  • increased exercise
  • reduced stress, boosted optimism and reduced depression

 A loving pet means the world to every pet owner!

Did you know?



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


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


of women experiencing domestic violence delay leaving a dangerous home because of concern for their pets
PAWS has been an active nonprofit in Southwest Ontario for 10+ years helping hundreds of people and their beloved animal companions. Now a registered charity!