Today we will be showcasing a local non-profit. PAW (Portland Animal Welfare) Team provides free vet clinics for homeless and very poor individuals and their Fur Family members. It is a cause that is near and dear to me, so come on in and say hello to some very adorable fur kids!
Let’s hear right from the horses mouth what PAW Team is all about! “The Portland Animal Welfare Team is a unique non-profit that helps both people and pets – we are a unique bridge between human welfare services and animal welfare services. By providing preventative veterinary care, exams, parasite control, and vital medications for the pets of people who are homeless or living in dire poverty, we help keep people and pets together. By providing pet supplies and prescription foods we enable the homeless and very poor to allocate their own limited resources toward their basic living expenses. We help prevent unwanted litters by connecting our clients to spay/neuter services. We help families get off the streets and into housing by providing vaccinations and licensing.”
Here are some of the beautiful people and pets that got some much needed attention yesterday.
This adorable pug in a pink harness has very visible issues with his eyes. He will be receiving some free vet care today thanks to the wonderful volunteers at PAW Team in Portland, Oregon.
The young lady on the left was very worried about her big dog. She recently has been enduring a string of personal crises and has been subject to additional stress lately, her dog has been showing the symptoms of this. He is only three years old yet he looks like a very old dog. Hope they got some good advice from the vet staff.
These three each brought their dog down to the clinic for a basic health checkup. All of these services are provided at little to no cost to the PAW Team clientele. Most people are asked to pay $5 if at all possible.
These two cuties wait patiently for their turn. The dog on the left just loves his red chair. Every time the line would move he would jump down and as soon as the chair hit the pavement he was right back up on it again. The puppy on the right was being spayed at the clinic courtesy of The Pixie Project. He is an adorable Pit Bull and Shar Pei mix which we decided should be named the SharPit!
A homeless woman makes sure her dog stays nice and warm while they await their turn at the clinic.
As you can see this organization fills a gap that is sorely needed. People who live on the streets love their animals above and beyond what most of us can imagine. Very often the animals needs are met before the humans think of themselves. They live a life that is rewarding for them and provide unconditional love and support for their humans. Please consider volunteering or donating to PAW Team today!