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The Pet Care Partnership Fund

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." - Albert Schweitzer

Tied-out dogThe PAWS Foundation has established the Pet Care Partnership Fund to assist the care of at-risk* outdoor companion animals in rural communities of Central Virginia. This fund will provide financial assistance, resources, and guidance for the care of at-risk outside pets through partnership with municipal animal control officers. For more information contact us at

*At-risk animals refers to those companion animals whose health and well-being is challenged by their living conditions which may include problems with nutrition, veterinary care, parasite control, exercise, and shelter.

Responsible Pet Ownership:
The program emphasizes responsible pet ownership - defined as the practice of keeping an animal in a manner that:

  • is humane and responsive to the health and wellbeing of the animal,
  • that follows the laws established by the society,
  • prevents the animal from being a nuisance or hazard to others including excessive barking, roaming at large onto private or public property and roadways, and carrying diseases
  • that does not unduly burden others with the costs or caring for the animals nor of the offspring of the animals

To learn more about this program,
contact Alice-Leigh at or 434-989-1572.