About Us

Who We Are

The Pad for Paws Foundation is a group of Helenans committed to enhancing the welfare of domestic animals in our community. Since the number of these animals is large and their needs for food, medical treatment, and adequate shelter are great, we have joined other Helenans and animal-welfare organizations in an effort to meet these animals’ needs for decent lives.

All board members donate their time and services. As a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable foundation, we are supported entirely by private contributions and grants. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

What We Are About

We are committed to providing a wide variety of much needed services to our community’s animals. A few of our ongoing and planned projects include the following:
  • Paws Pantry, a food bank to provide healthy nutrition to pets of financially stressed owners,
  • assistance to other animal-welfare groups, such as the Helena Area Friends of Pets, which funds and organizes crucially needed spay and neutering clinics,
  • coordination of charitable giving and educational outreach programs with Helena’s Foundation for Animals,
  • support for elderly, low-income, special needs, and other pet owners who require assistance in providing for their pet’s basic needs,
  • the construction of Paws Park, a landscaped, communal dog park where owners may safely exercise their dogs and develop their pets’ social skills,
  • Paws Pads, a program to provide kennels and dog houses to owners not able to afford outdoor shelter for their dogs.