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Dedicated to improving the quality of life

of people living with HIV/AIDS

and their pets

in the NY Capital Region community



PAWS offers individualized support, information, and assistance

                 to help maintain the love and companionship of pets and their owners

                                                                     when they need each other the most




A FUN-Raiser for Pets Are Wonderful Support!

 was held at the Playdium Bowling Center, Albany

Sun., Feb 16, 2014

We raised $9, 000 for the program! Thank you to all the bowlers, sponsors and volunteers who made it a successful event!

Next PAWS Volunteering 101 Presentation will be March 29th at 3 PM - Call Diane at (518) 944-3223 for more info


PAWS Office Hours – The PAWS office is now generally open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am until 4 pm, barring illness or emergency. The office is closed on Wednesdays.

Veterinary visits - Must be approved in advance. Please call at least 2 day in advance. The PAWS number is (518) 944-3223.

Emergencies – The PAWS Program does not provide emergency assistance outside of regular office hours.

Tell your story! – Our funders are always looking for stories of how PAWS is helping – so send us a story (and a picture!) of how PAWS is helping you, so we can continue to improve our services!


PAWS 101 - for registered members of PAWS to learn from our PAWS Advisory Committee Veterinarians about safely caring for our pets! - call Diane to register - 518-944-3223

Click  PAWS Spay/Neuter List to download information about spaying/neutering for pets in the Capital Region

Petmeds - news about pets, including a personalized newsletter by email

If you have questions about the H1N1 Flu Virus and your pet - check out this link

Rate and review pet foods at this site:


Donations to the PAWS program can be made now by major credit card through a secure PayPal account


  is an online shopping mall created to raise money for local charities.  The concept is simple, every time you shop online from your favorite online retailer (ex. Target, Expedia, Amazon, Ebay) a percentage of each purchase goes to your favorite charity. Click on the Shop Online button to go to PAWS NY Capital Region's links.

The Pet Gallery ( is offering $5 off coupons available through PAWS and also at the Treasure Chest. Brian Johnson (owner) will also be providing 50% of the profits if anyone says they are from the Damien Center!  He will also be doing a fundraiser for PAWS – date/location to be announced, so keep tuned!

A portion of sales using the following link will also go to support PAWS NY Capital Region


PAWS NY Capital Region is a program of The Albany Damien Center

 The Capital Region’s AIDS Community Center

12 South Lake Avenue

Albany, NY 12203



Special thanks to


(click on logos for their website)



for food donations through

Central Veterinary Hospital


Happy Tails Dog Care





for donations of meds for our clinic

for great donations of supplies, etc

for a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust to assist PAWS in providing quarterly Pet Clinic supplies



for Donations Plus!




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Start up Funding

was generously provided by

The Community AIDS Partnership of the Capital Region (CAP-CR)

through proceeds from AIDSWalk and

Our Brothers’ Keepers Foundation

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