Shanti Project


PAWS partners with many veterinarians to provide companion animals with the preventative and comprehensive care they need to remain healthy. Partners also provide life saving treatments to address more serious health concerns.

Ask the Vet

Ask the Vet Days offer clients an opportunity to consult with PAWS' Volunteer Veterinary Medical Advisor on a variety of pet health issues.

Preventative Veterinary Care

Clients receive one free Annual Wellness Exam per pet each year. This free exam is only available through SPCA--Pacific Heights campus and covers a general exam and vaccinations. Clients with senior pets are eligible for two free annual check-ups.

Comprehensive and Emergency Care

Clients receive $200.00 in financial assistance each calendar year toward veterinary expenses. Financial assistance covers ER visits, bloodwork, and prescription medications. It does not cover over-the-counter items such as food, supplements, toothpaste, shampoo, nail-trimming, flea or heartworm preventatives. Financial assistance can also be used for annual wellness exams at veterinarians other than SPCA--Pacific Heights campus. Financial assistance, of $200.00 per year, is renewed each January and does not carry over from year to year.

A limited amount of emergency funding for life-threatening situations such as urgent surgeries, x-rays, ultrasounds, or dental procedures is also available to clients. Emergency funds are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Medication Services

PAWS receives donations of medications such as flea, heartworm, and medications which treat chronic conditions. When available, clients may receive these medications for free by having their veterinarian fax a detailed prescription to PAWS. The medications program is supervised by PAWS Veterinary Medical Advisor who reviews and approves prescription requests.

The following veterinary hospitals provide discounts to PAWS clients:

All Pets Hospital
(10% discount)
Arguello Pet Hospital
(25% discount)

Blue Cross Pet Hospital
(25% discount)
Mission Pet Hospital
(25% discount)
Pet's Rest Cemetary and Crematory
(15% discount)

San Francisco SPCA
(25% discount)

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
SF Veterinary Specialists
(15% discount)
Veterinary Vision
(20% discount, excluding medications)




For more information please contact:
Katherine D'Amato, Director of Client Services
415.979.9550 x302
Send Katherine an e-mail


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