In 2021, the Foundation donated/pledged $30,000 to support our animal welfare mission. Grant funding was used to support San Diego Humane Society’s comprehensive Community Support Services, which help low-income individuals by providing essential resources that ease some of their financial burden. Services include pet food distribution, veterinary assistance and community outreach. This program bridges the gap between human services and animal welfare by keeping pets in loving homes with their owners. Animal lovers know and understand how pets ultimately enrich and enhance our lives as well. Herb and Judy adopted several pets from the San Diego Humane Society, and we are proud to honor them by continuing to support animals and seniors in need. The San Diego Humane Society has dedicated a plaque in their shelter facility to memorialize the generous contributions and efforts of Herbert and Judy Paige.
The Paige Foundation also supported the Boulder Humane Society’s, safety net services, which offers services to low-income pet owners, helping them to better care for the needs of their animals.
Carol & Chloe
Having the companionship of an animal is a valuable resource to many, particularly those that have been stricken with debilitating illnesses. Carol, a client of PAWS San Diego is HIV+ and struggles with a number of health issues as a result of her illness. Carol has a little Chihuahua named Chloe who she credits with helping her deal with her depression. She loves the companionship that Chloe provides and said about her, “I have very little depression since she moved in January 3rd. Chloe brightens my days and nights. She loves to sleep with me under the covers”.
Sylvia & Dixie
Due to a limited income, Syliva once limited the amount of food she fed her nine-year-old Pomeranian, Dixie. Now through PAWS, a monthly delivery driver brings Sylvia all the extra supplies, treats, and toys she needs to properly care for Dixie. “I love Dixie tremendously”, says Sylvia. Without support services provided by PAWS, Sylvia would have not be able to provide everything for her dear companion Dixie. Sylvia is thankful for the assistance PAWS has provided and notes “PAWS is a gift and I’m very grateful.”