PAWS Drive

October PAWS Drive for Albany Damien Center – THANK YOU

Thank you for your participation in the PAWS drive! We collected wonderful supplies for pets who need them!


Albany Damien Center was founded in 1990.  The Damien Center is a resource center designed to improve health, reduce stress and increase the quality of life in a supportive atmosphere for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
As a membership-based organization we provide programs and services, free-of-charge, in a welcoming and culturally diverse environment.

PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support) is a part of the mission at the Damien Center. PAW’s provides  task, financial, and informational assistance to pet owners living with HIV and AIDS to ensure that they are not separated from their animal companions when they need each other the most.
In 2021, 75 clients and 80 pets received PAWS services, 8,032 lbs of pet food, litter, and treats were distributed, $1,148 pet care bills were paid, and 15 pets received care through our wellness clinics. 18 deliveries of food and supplies were made to members between January and December 2021 to ensure the needs of our members’ pets were met. In total for 2021, throughout the COVID pandemic, 487 services were provided to pets and our members!

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