PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap provides low income families with emergency financial aid for veterinary expenses. Often this can mean the difference between keeping a beloved pet as part of the family and being forced to surrender the pet to a rescue in order to get necessary medical attention.
PAWS helps hundreds of families every year with pets suffering from illnesses or injuries.
Additional Resources for Veterinary Funding:
"I was in the Navy overseas for four years. Now pretty much all my money goes to my college expenses, along with some help from my dad. My dog, Bud, is my best friend -- everybody loves him and he's just a big "people dog" who follows me everywhere. When I found out he had a fungal infection in his lungs, and would need medication for 7 months, I was like "whoa" when I found out the cost. Thank God for PAWS because, honestly, it would be devastating to lose him. I hope people realize that by helping out this fund they're not just helping an animal. It's so much more than that."
"We got our dog Molly from a foster family and she just melted our hearts from the get-go, especially our five-year-old son, who is our only child. We have a single income and when Molly got seriously ill we just didn't know what to do. No way could we afford the vet costs. We just didn't have it. Getting help from PAWS was like lifting a huge weight off our shoulders. We know that if it wasn't for PAWS we wouldn't be here today with Molly, who is such a wonderful part of our family. She just means so much to us."
Veterinary Assistance Applications are available from:
North Kitsap Fishline - 18916 3rd Ave, Poulsbo
ShareNet - 26061 United Rd. NE, Kingston
Central Kitsap Food Bank - 3790 NW Anderson Hill Rd, Silverdale
Helpline House - 282 Knechtel Way NE
Please make a donation to support the Veterinary Assistance Fund and help local families in need.
Your donation of $76.65 will provide emergency veterinary care for a low income family.