Rescue Support Fund

As rescue groups struggle to cover the burden of veterinary costs for the animals in their care, this fund aims to be a place for urgent, medically necessary care that will save an animal’s life, and  interventive care that will significantly improve an animal’s long term prospects.

Addresses PAWS Strategic Objective #3: Provide funding to offset costs for essential medical care for companion animals surrendered to animal rescue groups. 

Rescue groups struggle to cover the burden of veterinary costs for all the animals in their care, and sometimes this care can be a matter of life and death. In addition, animals with lingering medical issues are less likely to be adopted and to find a new forever home. This fund aims to be a place of last resort for animal rescue groups struggling to cover veterinary costs for urgent, medically-imperative care that will save an animal’s life, and for interventive care that will significantly improve an animal’s long term prospects. 

Covered by this fund: 

  • Urgent medical care 
  • Prescriptions 
  • Large scale medical intervention that will significantly improve an animal’s quality of life 

Open to requests from animal welfare groups meeting the application criteria shown below. Allowances are determined on a case-by-case basis per animal, but cannot exceed $1,000 in any given calendar year for any single animal welfare group or organization.