Our Mission

Pound Paws is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals  in need of rescue in the Montreal area. Many of these animals are on death row in shelters or pounds.   Our group visits the shelters daily if necessary, finds and evaluates the animals and networks with rescues in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes, serving as facilitators to find spots for them before the deadline is up.

We are completely run by dedicated volunteers and incur no administrative costs. All funds collected go directly and completely towards helping the animals. Pound Paws has been operating since 2012, saving over 1500 dogs so far.

Transport Partners

Quite often, the animals we rescue require urgent veterinary attention as soon as we find them. The shelters are typically unable to provide this, which usually would mean a death sentence, but we do whatever possible to save each of the animals we see.  We partner with two transport networks to get animals to their rescue placements, once a spot for them is found. Usually, animals are on their way to the rescues within 24 to 48 hours. Our transport partners are Freedom Drivers and Critter Cabs, both mainly operating along the 401 corridor.

How to Help

If necessary, we pull the animals from the shelters or pounds ourselves to buy them more time, and board them in a local facility until a typically foster-based rescue spot is found. Any donation towards veterinary care, pull fees or boarding costs will help us help those animals.

We are always in need of transport crates to get the animals out of the shelters and to their rescues, in addition to leashes, collars, and blankets. If you would like to help us help the shelter animals, please consider a donation via our Help Now page, or Contact US for in-kind contributions.

Moving Season has started

It seems that moving season is now upon us. The pounds have been busy, and one was already at capacity this last week. We are trying all possible avenues to save these animals, including putting them into boarding to buy more time for others if we have even a tentative commitment, or to get them out of the pounds until transport can be arranged. We're as ready as possible, and we are not giving up on any of the animals. Thanks to our wonderful rescues, we managed to find homes for a lot of cats on short notice on Friday and did the same to relieve pressure for the dogs this morning. To everyone involved in the rescues for those: thank you again for all your help, that was truly amazing. Even a blind puppy found a spot very quickly, and we are hoping that the mom with newborn kittens at one of the pounds will find a foster today . If you're not associated with a rescue, we can find one in your area for which you can foster if you have a bit of space. If you cannot do that, please consider helping the animals by buying them time in boarding, by donating via paypal on our website or via etransfer to poundpaws@hotmail.fr Thank you so much , we hope that with your help we will be able to provide a safe haven for the animals that reach us, and free up space in the pounds to take in those that would otherwise be dumped elsewhere.

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