We have a network of family, friends, and volunteers that help us with our mission in making sure that the family pet does not end up in a shelter due to unforeseen circumstances including the pet owner suffering from a temporary illness or financial hardship. We are a 501(c)(3) organization with a gold star seal in GuideStar that provides financial support to pet owners for their family pet's emergencies. Our goal is to prevent pets from ending in a shelter because the pet owner does not have the resources for their care. We are dedicated to pet retention and animal welfare.
Our organization was founded by Grace C. Lopez because of her passion for animals and their well-being. She believes that dogs and cats deserve to live a happy and healthy life with their human family. Our founder witnessed while volunteering at a cancer non-profit organization the traumatic experiences that individuals suffered by having to give up their pets due to an illness or financial hardship. While Grace was volunteering, she noticed that many women could not care for their pets while undergoing medical treatment and faced financial and emotional hardship during the medical recovery period. Many women battling illnesses do not have the means to pay for the care of their pet during treatment and, therefore, have to give up their pet to a shelter. Not being able to reunite with one's pet can cause guilt and loneliness which can lead to depression after recovery. Therefore, she felt that there was a need to create an organization like Women for Paws in order to provide financial support to pet owners and their pets while their owner recovers from their hardship. Women for Paws is committed to helping by providing financial and other resources to prevent your pet from ending up in a shelter. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that supports women who are battling medical treatment or going through a financial hardship.
Women for Paws' mission is to provide financial support to pet owners that are struggling financially and cannot pay for their family pet's medical emergencies, surgeries, treatments, medicine, neutering, vaccines, temporary boarding, and food. We believe that pets are part of our families, and they should not be taken to a shelter because their families do not have the resources to care for them. Our organization is dedicated to pet retention and animal welfare.
Your financial support will help provide funding to individuals that are struggling with keeping their family pet due to unexpected life experience or hardship.
Pets are members of families and they deserve to stay in their homes and be returned to their rightful owners. No one should ever have to decide whether to give up their family pet because they do not have money to feed them. Women for Paws can help.
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