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Phone: 415-979-9550
3170 23rd St
San Francisco
California 94110
USA
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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.

Mission:
PAWS is volunteer based organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of companion animals for low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and other disabling illness and Seniors.  By providing these essential support services, educating the larger community on the benefits of the human-animal bond, and advocating for the rights of disabled individual to keep their service animals, PAWS improves the health and well- being of disabled individuals and the animals in their lives. 
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01/12/12
I have been volunteering with PAWS for the past 4 months. I'm new to NYC and was looking for some volunteer work and came across this organization. I visit an elderly woman and her elderly husky mix every Wednesday night on the Upper west side. It's been an amazing experience for me because it ... more »
12/21/11
I am both a volunteer and donor for this very fine organization. I've known of their work for years; now that I've retired, I'm able to volunteer for various activities and events. I would encourage anyone with a love for companion critters to look into this group. Better yet - come with a check ... more »
02/04/11
I have worked with PAWS from the near beginning , over 20 years. The focus of this group is to honor the human- animal bond by helping immune compromised, chronically ill or seniors who have financial and /or physical compromises that without help the human could not keep their best friend/ main ... more »
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