A few weeks ago, the quizzo community raised $900 for PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society). I received an email from them that will give you a better idea of where that money went. And I want to again thank everyone who donated. You guys rule.
Thank you so much for your generosity and support of Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. Your donation of $900.00 on 10/20/2015 to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in support of the 9th Annual Mutt Strut has made a significant impact on our ability to serve the city’s most vulnerable pets.
Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats enter the city’s shelters. Whether they had been wandering the streets or abandoned by their owners, all face an uncertain future. Many are injured, sick, or neglected, and have never known the comfort and safety of a loving home. PAWS is dedicated to saving them through rescue and adoption, and preventing them from entering shelters in the first place by providing affordable veterinary care to the neediest pet owners.
As the city’s largest no-kill shelter, PAWS saves more than 2,700 animals per year who would otherwise be killed. We rescue them from the city’s animal control shelter, house them in our facilities and provide needed medical care, spay/neuter, and TLC, and place them into loving foster or adoptive homes. Every time we send an animal home, we fill that vacancy with another pet who is desperately waiting for a way out of the shelter.
PAWS also works daily to prevent pet homelessness through our low-cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinics. Serving nearly 24,000 animals each year, the clinics prevent the birth of countless unwanted litters and provide the veterinary care necessary for pets to remain as cherished family members. Each day, pet owners tell us our services have saved them from making the heartrending decision to give up their beloved dog or cat.
All of PAWS’ efforts are privately funded. Thousands of pets who had no place else to go are now enjoying the protection and love of a family, thanks to the support of generous donors like you.
You are an important part of PAWS’ lifesaving community. Together, we will make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
With gratitude on behalf of the animals,