Poor Animals Welfare & Surgical Fund (P.A.W.S. Fund)

The Prince William Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter operating under the County’s direction, budget restrictions and constraints. As such, no funds are budgeted or available to the Shelter to assist animals presented with complex wounds or injuries that require extensive diagnostics or surgery.  In the past, these poor animals would be put down if a Veterinarian could not be found to perform the needed service pro bono or turned over to a local rescue to take care of the medical problem.


We have now established the Poor Animals Welfare & Surgical Fund (P.A.W.S. Fund) to pay the medical bills for these pets to assure they get the care they need, the time to recover and the new forever home they so deserve.

In 2013 so far, the Shelter has asked for a lot of help and thanks to your donations P.W. Humane Society has been able to answer their calls.  We have paid more than $12,000 for medications, preventative treatments and Feline FIV/FeLV test kits just to keep the homeless pets at the Shelter healthy and ready for adoption.  You also answered our cries for help when we got the calls to help Dexter, the puppy who was thrown from a second floor balcony breaking his leg in 4 places and Sparkle, a beautiful puppy brought in as a stray with a broken leg.  Thanks to your generosity we were able to pay for the expensive and complicated surgeries they both required and save both of their legs. I am so happy to say that both of them found their forever homes and are doing wonderfully.  We are currently treating Ruby for a fracture to her cheekbone and watching her carefully for salivary gland complications. She should be ready for adoption by the middle of December and I pray she finds her forever home in time for Christmas.  As you can see, there is a constant request for help from our P.A.W.S. Fund and thanks to you, our very generous donors, we have been able to do exactly what we had hoped when we created this fund, SAVE LIVES.  We can’t thank you enough and we hope you will continue to partner with us so together we can save even more lives.

Please donate to the P.A.W.S. Fund and know that you are truly saving and improving the lives of animals and their human companions.


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