In 2018, the Foundation donated $15,000 to support our animal welfare mission. In an effort to merge our older adult and animal missions we made a donation to the San Diego Humane Society in support of their PAWS program. The PAWS program was established to keep pets at home with low-income seniors, and to assist in-home delivery of essential services to home-bound seniors. PAWS 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.
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, ”She makes my day worth getting up and starting a new day.” 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.”