Hope For Paws is a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization (E.I.N: 26-2869386). We rescue dogs, cats and other types of animals suffering on the streets or neglected in the wild. Through rescue and education, Hope For Paws works to raise awareness for abandoned animals.
For eight years, Eldad volunteered with other rescue organizations in the Los Angeles area. Because he gravitated towards the most challenging rescues, often saving animals with the most pressing and complex medical conditions, rescue organizations need thousands of dollars to care for the new animals. At one point, Eldad started to feel like a burden on the main organization where he was volunteering and decided it was time to be responsible for his own fundraising. Eldad spent a few hours thinking about a name for the new rescue organization and came up with Hope For Paws.
With the support of our community, Hope For Paws is able to save the lives of animals through the following programs:
1. Animal Rescues: Every day, Hope For Paws receives calls from around the world to help rescue abandoned, homeless, and injured animals in dire situations. The team rescues hundreds of animals each year and travels outside the LA area to assist other rescue teams when necessary. The team finds appropriate partner shelters that are willing to accept the animals they rescue and Hope For Paws provides for all medical needs prior to transferring animals to adoption partners.
2. Veterinary Care: All rescued animals visit a Veterinary Clinic for evaluation and treatment before being placed in a shelter. General veterinary care may include vaccines, rabies and health certificates, deworming/parasite treatment, heartworm and FIV/FeLV tests, and spaying or neutering, but many rescued animals also need surgeries and long term inpatient care. This treatment is essential because injured and sick animals are less likely to find “forever” homes and are at risk for euthanasia in shelters.
3. Animal Shelters/Adoption Centers: Hope For Paws works with 35 partner organizations that accept homeless or abandoned animals after rescues. In addition, Hope For Paws provides grants to animal adoption centers for animals requiring medical treatment.. These efforts increase adoptions and reduce euthanasia rates by providing funding for required medical treatment.
4. Spay/Neuter Clinics: Hope For Paws funds Spay and Neuter Clinics so hundreds of dogs and cats can get fixed in an effort to reduce the animal overpopulation problem in Southern California. Spay and neuter services help reduce euthanasia rates by limiting the number of unwanted animals. Hope For Paws also supports a spay and neuter program in Mexico, where it is considerably less expensive and there is a significant animal overpopulation problem that spreads across the southern border.