Heiler + PAWS
Every year, hundreds of families in our community are forced to face the heartbreaking decision of surrendering their pets when they cannot afford veterinary bills.
This year, Heiler Painting has teamed up with PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) to help lower-income pet owners and families in the Media and Philadelphia PA area cover those medical bills. Our goal is to help keep as many families together as possible.
Heiler Painting, which offers residential painting services in the greater Media and Philadelphia PA region, has set up a special fund to directly help struggling pet owners afford the care that their pets need through PAWS’ low-cost clinic.
The Heiler Painting Pet Fund has set a goal of raising $5,000 for PAWS by the end of January. Donations from the public will go toward covering emergency surgeries, medication, adoptions and fostering, as well as the bare essentials needed to keep these beloved animals alive.
The effort hits close to home here at Heiler Painting. Owner Tom Heiler surrendered his childhood pet dog, Rocky, a clumsy and loveable Great Dane, when his family could no longer afford his care.
At Heiler, we believe that if we can help one family keep their pet then this fund will be worthwhile. We encourage you to join us in making a difference by donating. As an added incentive, everyone who donates before January 31st, 2022 – regardless of dollar amount – will be entered to win a $250 gift card to use toward any painting job. A winner will be chosen at random.
With your support, PAWS will not have to turn away any clinic clients while funds are available.
To donate and help families with their pets today, click here and share the link with friends and family who may be interested in supporting this cause!
PAWS opened its first spay/neuter and wellness clinic in 2010 as a way to reduce pet homelessness in Philadelphia via preventative efforts. The two clinics offered by PAWS act as a safety net to more than 35,000 pets each year by providing basic veterinary care, such as vaccinations and treatment for common illnesses and injuries. According to phillypaws.org, in the decade since PAWS has been operating, the number of homeless pets entering Philadelphia’s animal control shelter has declined by more than 60% – from over 30,000 annually to below 12,000.
The bond shared between people and their pets is unlike any other, and our team (consisting of interior and exterior residential painters) is grateful to be embarking on this fundraising goal for PAWS as a way to ensure the positive effects of pet ownership can continue for those in the area who may be struggling to make ends meet financially.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, PAWS’ efforts are 100% privately funded. Our team of residential painters at Heiler Painting would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of those at PAWS who are working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every savable pet is guaranteed a home.
If you’d like to learn more about the life saving work of PAWS, visit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society website.