Paws of Hope was founded in April of 2012. We are a volunteer‐only rescue group. We have no paid staff and our volunteers do not receive compensation. We do not own or rent property. All of our foster pets live in private homes with our volunteers. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) charity. We rely on the fund raising efforts of our hard‐working volunteers and on donations from the public.
All Paws of Hope foster pets receive the best care we can provide. In addition to being able to relax in private foster homes, our foster pets are spayed and neutered, fully vaccinated, and treated for any medical issues that might be revealed. For instance, we have treated foster dogs for heartworm disease and injuries, and treated foster cats for severe cases of Feline Herpes Virus, dental disease, and injuries. In order to keep costs low so we can provide care for more homeless pets, Paws of Hope volunteers have learned how to give vaccinations (except for rabies vaccinations, which must be given by a licensed veterinarian) and run tests for standard diseases which afflict cats and dogs.
Our foster pets are blessed to live with loving, caring, and observant volunteers. In addition to medical care, we occasionally in‐take a foster dog with socialization or behavioral issues and will work with local obedience trainers to address them. Paws of Hope has always been focused on the spay‐neuter and vaccination of our foster pets and of pets in low‐income homes. We are committed to – and look forward to ‐ partnering in the community to increase our efforts to spay‐neuter and vaccinate as many pets as possible.
Some of our future initiatives include providing spay‐neuter, vaccinations, food, and shelter to pets in low‐income homes so these pets can stay with their loving owners. Our goal is to work toward a future where every kitten and puppy born in our community is wanted, and will be given quality, life‐long care.
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