PAWS provides food, veterinary care, & support to medically fragile poor people.
In every community, there are low income people who share what little food they have with their dogs. For physically and mentally ill people, the support of a pet can mean a world of difference. In San Francisco, and in an increasing number of cities, the nonprofit organization PAWS, Pets Are Wonderful Support, provides pet food, veterinary care, and a host of other support services so that individuals in need can keep their pets. Learn about the range of services provided largely by volunteers and how you can start a similar organization in your own community.