Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) Overview
Target demographics: Low-income disabled people and seniors
Direct beneficiaries per year: 720 people, 900 animals
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help distribute pet food to about 50 human clients and their pets.
Geographic areas served: San Francisco
Programs: Companion Animal Support Services (CASS) provides sevices to humans and their companion animals. Services include a monthly distribution of pet food and supplies; subsidized vet funding; grooming; pet foster care; transportation to the vet; dog walking and in-home cat care. These services are delivered by 3 full time staff and 350 volunteers.
The Education department is responsible for providing information on the human animal bond to the general public and academia.
The Client Adovcacy Department is responsible for advocating for the rights of disabled individuals to keep their service animals. Area covered include housing, public transportation.