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Paws for Compassion is a non-profit animal rescue network.

Established by Dom and Lexie in 2015, Paws for Compassion has improved the welfare of animals in Đà Nẵng through rehabilitation, and provides them with a safe place from the meat trade industry until they are ready for adoption. We are dedicated to raising animal awareness by providing information and an education program for Vietnamese children. Our mission is to improve the welfare of companion animals in central Việt Nam through rehabilitation.

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Community Outreach

Who we are

We rescue and rehabilitate animals at our cat and dog shelters, providing a safe place for them to recover until they’re ready to find their forever homes. We educate our community on the importance of animal welfare. Working with the animal healthcare industry, we aim to tackle the issue of overpopulation and animal health including spaying and neutering, vaccination, and improving the quality of veterinary care. Our biggest challenge and heartbreak is the cruelty of the cat and dog meat trade, which we continue to work hard to educate on and combat wherever possible.

We have grown to a team of over 40 volunteers and rescued and re-homed countless animals. We hope to extend our impact even more. We are non-profit and completely volunteer-based, relying on our volunteers, donors and partners to fund our cause.

Our Accomplishments

Animals Rescued
Animals Rehomed
Animals Sterilized
Students Educated

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Recent Updates

Blog posts, rescues, success stories and more

Snowball Handicap Of The Month

Snowball was found dirty and alone on the streets, struggling to survive. She was crawling along the cold pavement with no shelter to hide in, no one to love her, and desperate for help. At the time, we did not realise that Snowball was also pregnant, and she later gave birth to a beautiful bundle of joy (who has now been adopted).

Snowball back legs are deformed, meaning she cannot jump and walks a little differently, however she has grown stronger since being in our care and loves to play and scoot around the kitten room. Now, we are happy to say, she is a happy and content kitty (and a little sassy too!).

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This is not part of Vietnam

Most Vietnamese people do not want to accept the dog and cat meat trade as part of Vietnam. Dogs and cats are stolen from their owners and abducted from the community. They are transported long distances, often for days, and then killed by brutal methods such as drowning and beatings. While harboring great cruelty to animals, the trade also poses a major threat to public health, most notably rabies, and at the same time creates an ideal environment for the export of animals. presence of other diseases.

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Thanksgiving 2021

Join us! Sponsor a rescue pet or organize your own fundraiser.
Two years of living with the pandemic has certainly made fundraising more challenging. It won’t stop us from saving the hurt, abandoned, neglected and handicapped pets in Central Vietnam. We’re reaching out to generous individuals and organizations to partner with us.

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