PAWS/LA was founded in 1989 in response to the companion animal-related crises faced by residents of Los Angeles County who were financially and physically debilitated by HIV/AIDS. Since that time, the agency has expanded its scope to assist low-income seniors and any low-income individual disabled by a life-threatening illness.

PAWS/LA currently serves more than 1,000 disenfranchised animal guardians and their 1,800+ companion animals. PAWS/LA is dedicated to preserving the loving bond between people and their companion animals. To that end, they provide services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness keep and care for their pets.

PAWS/LA is at 2121 S. Flower Street in Los Angeles. Contact them at 213.741.1950. E-Mail them at or visit their website at