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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

The Companion Animal Protection and Safety Program (CAPS)

In May, Paws for Compassion launched this new project with a trial phase in Hoi An: 100 free microchips are provided to pet owners. The microchip number with the owner’s information will be entered into our Pet Database, accessible to selected pet stores and vet clinics to keep personal information safe.
We hope this project gains traction so that we can work with the authorities to do more for our lost and stolen pets in Central Vietnam.

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Ripped from their family: The Victims of The Dog Meat Trade

Beloved pets are still being stolen everyday into the cruel Cat and Dog Meat Trade. Last month, we were all devastated to learn of Jon’s disappearance, stolen from right outside his family’s home.
Jon is unfortunately not the only Paws dog to go missing after being adopted.
PLEASE never leave your pet unattended, even in your yard! It only takes 1 second to steal your pet – it is NOT worth the risk.

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