Friends of Austin Animal Center’s Paw Aid Brigade program helps animals with special medical needs that Austin Animal Center does not have the budget or staff to treat. Paw Aid helps animals at AAC who have medical needs that cannot be addressed in any other way, including conditions like heartworm, orthopedic surgeries, feline leukemia, allergies, skin conditions, eye care, and anything else these animals need.
Many animals arrive at Austin Animal Center with injuries and illnesses that require non-routine treatment. These injuries and illnesses cause suffering and delay adoption. AAC Vet Services treats more than 20,000 animals every year but lacks the staffing and funding to treat all the special cases. That’s where Friends of AAC and Paw Aid come in. We have a network of volunteers, other animal rescue groups, veterinarians, animal care centers, and fosters that we work with to help heal and save these animals.