PLEASE NOTE! We are based in the East Bay (of San Francisco Bay), California. Our services are for residents of Contra Costa and Alameda County or those who are homeless or transient from this region. Our main monthly clinic (where we give rabies vaccines as well as core cat and dog vaccines) is in an enclosed, secure parking lot which is why we don’t give a street address. But if you need to look up an address – we are just across the street from the new Berkeley Animal Shelter at 1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Our usual hours for the monthly clinics are 10am to 1pm, and we ask that you get there by 11am to sign up. There is NO advance registration. But these hours are subject to change. Please check this site or our Facebook page for the most up to date flyer. We also ask that you be patient at our clinics. The lines are long, because the need is great. Everyone is welcome at our clinics, but it’s a free clinic (contributions welcome!) and there will be a wait!
We are getting calls from across the country and across the state. Trust us – we KNOW there should be services like ours everywhere.
PAW FUND now runs monthly FREE Pet Vaccine Clinics. We could not do these without the financial support of our donors and the generosity of our volunteers.
Our first clinic was on May 24th 2011. PAW FUND, in partnership with PALS (People & Animals Living Safely), East Bay SPCA Humane Advocate Program and People’s Park, hosted the first ever Free Pet Vaccine Clinic in People’s Park in Berkeley. Owned by the University of California, the park has a rich and controversial history and has been for years a gathering place for many homeless youth in the area and a stop over place for travelers heading up and down the West Coast. Many of those living or visiting the park have pets, mostly dogs. It is not always a peaceable kingdom, and it is not always a healthy place for animals, with new pups born or arriving frequently and disease control often gets overlooked. So our decision to take the services directly to the community was met with enthusiasm by the management of the Park and volunteers signed up eager to help.
The day went off without a hitch! We served 47 animals, and signed up 13 pets for spay and neuter surgery. We supplied food, leashes, collars, flea treatments, nail trims and had a great opportunity to inform owner/guardians about the health and safety of their pups/dogs.
But parvo virus is on the increase across the region – and prevention is key! PAW FUND now hosts ‘pop up’ clinics, taking basic vaccines, de-wormers and flea control to trailer parks, housing projects, parks, and homeless encampments.