Want to look good, do good, and feel good all at once? Order a "TEAM SARGE" shirt!
All proceeds benefit "The Sarge Fund" at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
Thanks to private donations and a grant from the Animal Farm Foundation, PAWS launched "The Sarge Fund" in 2010 to celebrate and serve the City of Philadelphia’s pit bull population. "The Sarge Fund" enables dogs identified as pit bulls or pit bull mixes to receive heavily subsidized spay/neuter surgeries at PAWS’ Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic, thus promoting a lifetime of health, companionship, and responsible pet ownership.
Since one in four people in Philadelphia lives below the poverty line, PAWS is committed to helping pit bull owners - and all pet owners - obtain affordable and accessible health care for their pets. Doing so allows pets to remain beloved family members, helps reduce the homeless animal population, and limits the number of pets killed in city shelters simply because they do not have homes.

Donations to "The Sarge Fund" also enable PAWS to host monthly Community Pet Days in under-served neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. At Community Pet Days, dog and cat owners can receive low-cost vaccinations, low-cost microchips, and information about low-cost spay/neuter services.

With financial support from "The Sarge Fund," dogs identified as pit bulls and pit bull mixes can receive FREE microchips at Community Pet Days and their owners can obtain vouchers for $40 spay/neuter surgeries at PAWS’ clinic. Volunteers also distribute free leashes and collars to pet owners in need (or in exchange for ropes, belts, chains, and other items used for dogs) and provide tips on reward-based training and responsible dog ownership. Click here for a recap of our first Community Pet Day, held on September 18 in Frankford’s Overington Park.

Donations to "The Sarge Fund" enable PAWS to provide affordable and accessible animal health care services to Philadelphia’s pet owners, especially those who own pit bulls and pit bull mixes. They also enable us to promote responsible dog ownership and to celebrate dogs identified as pit bulls. This proactive, community-based approach (based on best practices across the country) will reduce the number of unwanted or stray animals pouring into shelters, which brings PAWS closer to its goal of making Philadelphia a no-kill city.

Here are some of the ways your donations to "The Sarge Fund" will be used:
  • $10 pays for one microchip (including registration)
  • $25 pays for one round of vaccinations
  • $50 pays for one spay/neuter surgery
  • $100 provides clinical evaluation and care for an animal with a common, treatable illness
What are you waiting for? Buy a "TEAM SARGE" shirt and support a Philly pit bull in need! All the cool humans are wearing them :)

PS: Donations to "The Sarge Fund" are always appreciated. To donate, click here: