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Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): Dogly Do Good Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Funds directly supported PAWS' lifesaving initiatives including adoption and foster-care programs, spay/neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations, and other community-based initiatives, all of which further our mission of making Philadelphia a place where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.

Grant funds enabled us to rescue, care for, and find loving homes for homeless dogs and cats. PAWS rescues at-risk animals from Philadelphia's animal control shelter and provides them with spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchips, as well as any medical care they need. We find them loving homes at our boutique-style adoption centers as well as through our network of foster homes. The grant enabled us to rescue more animals and helped make 2014 our most successful year of lifesaving yet.

How many pets did this grant help?

PAWS saved 2,718 homeless animals in 2014.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Ellie was picked up as a stray in North Philadelphia on a freezing day in January, wearing a collar but no tags. She was taken to the city’s animal control shelter, where no one came to claim her. PAWS took her in and provided her with housing and care. After a few weeks she met volunteer Sean, who visited to take shelter dogs running. After a few runs together, it was clear they had both fallen in love. Ellie now has a happy home for life, and we have since rescued another dog in her place. From Sean: “Ellie has been great adjusting to her new home. She really enjoys exploring!”

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