PAWS Medical Assistance Fund

The PAWS Medical Assistance Fund is for eligible rescues/rescuers.

You may qualify if you:

  • pull animals (cats, dogs, rabbits) from SJACS
  • are an independent rescuer or a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue
  • have an animal that is adoptable who needs non-routine medical care?

If you do not meet the qualifications below for this fund, please visit our resources page for a listing of low-cost veterinary care and other helpful links.

To date, we’ve helped adoptable animals from SJACS with these types of non-emergency expenses:
  • dental, extractions, hernia, pregnancy, dew claw, orthopedic, ultrasound, ophthalmology

Download Application and Eligibility Requirements

PAWS Medical Request Form (REV 6/30/2011)

Download Submission Checklist

PAWS Medical Checklist (REV 6/30/2011)


Email us at or call: 877-729-7475

Upon Approval – Checklist

Schedule to participate in a PAWS sponsored event(s): Everyone who receives funding is encouraged to participate in one or more PAWS fundraisers. A PAWS volunteer can provide you with more information on this important requirement. Without volunteers helping to raise funds, PAWS wouldn’t have the resources to help so many animals or provide critical support for special programs.

Provide acknowledgement to PAWS for helping provide financial assistance, on your website, in animal’s bio, at adoption fair.

Sample text: Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care and Services provided funding for this animal’s medical care.  Learn more about PAWS at

Place PAWS logo and/or url on your website: | Pet Awareness and Welfare Society

To download the logo: Right mouse-click on a pc, command click on a mac, save to your computer.

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