PAWS aims to encourage access to essential veterinary care for all members of the public, and provide community agencies with the tools and resources to connect their clients with pets to the right services. Through partnerships with veterinary clinics and community agencies, PAWS aims to improve the welfare of companion animals across Ontario.
Addresses PAWS Strategic Objective #4: Expand opportunities for community agencies and low-income guardians to access vaccinations, spay/neuters, and other essential medical care for companion animals.
PAWS personnel to work with our network of volunteers in existing and new communities, to identify veterinary clinics that offer low cost services to members of the public, to encourage clinics to offer low cost services, and to identify and build relationships with community agencies helping those in crisis. The aim is to identify, facilitate and support access to essential veterinary care for as many people as possible, and to provide community agencies with the tools and resources they need to connect their clients with pets to the right services. This includes supporting veterinary clinics in rural areas and mobile clinics offering essential services to underserved communities. This also includes working with our community partners to identify new areas for program development.
Covered by this fund:
Open to requests from community agencies, veterinary clinics or rural clinics needing assistance to bring their services to underserved communities. No allowance set per animal, as members of the public and agencies can apply for funds for specific animal needs under our other programs; instead, personnel support to be offered by PAWS volunteers and financial support available upon request and discussion with PAWS Leadership.