Dedicated to improving the
quality of life
people living with HIV/AIDS
and their pets
in the NY Capital Region community
PAWS offers individualized
support, information, and
to help maintain the
love and companionship of pets and their owners
when they need each other the most…
Dear Albany Damien Center Members:
As most of you know, our building and all of
its contents were destroyed in a quick moving fire on the morning of August 29.
Thankfully, no one was hurt. That same day we quickly moved into the First
Lutheran Church at 181 Western Ave, Albany (right around the corner from the
Damien Center.) We have been there since, and are so thankful to everyone at the
church for making us feel very welcomed. It has taken us some time to rebuild
some of our services, but I am happy to say that all of our programs are up and
running to help you.
We will be contacting each of you this
month, so we can rebuild our member files. I personally supervised the shredding
of any information that was not burned in the fire—but we need to start over to
get the information we need to help you. We have a tremendous amount of
community support, who are showing how much they care about both the Damien
Center and all of the wonderful people we serve. Know that we are working hard
on finding new space and while it may take some time, we are committed rising
bigger and better from the ashes for each person living with HIV/AIDS who needs
I look forward to seeing all of you at our
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
(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
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.
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!
portion of sales using the following link will also go to support PAWS NY Capital Region
NY Capital Region is a program of
The Albany Damien Center
Capital Region’s AIDS Community Center
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
Website Terms and
Start up Funding
was generously provided by
The Community AIDS
Partnership of the Capital Region (CAP-CR)
through proceeds from
Our Brothers’ Keepers