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PAWs Project

Lost Pet Services, Inc. and Whiskers and Wags, dedicated animal welfare non-profits, are joining forces for a groundbreaking collaboration with the help of the Veterinary Medical Center of LWR, the sole provider of 24/7 365 emergency medical services in Manatee and Sarasota counties.


This collaborative effort aims to expand access to critical veterinary medical funding assistance for pet owners in need and increase awareness of financial challenges faced by those seeking medical help for their pets. 

The Veterinary Medical Center of LWR recognizes the crucial need for financial assistance when families are faced with unexpected and life-threatening medical emergencies for their pets.  They are proud to work with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 


Together, we are poised to make a significant impact on the lives of pets and families, ensuring that no pet is left without lifesaving care due to financial limitations. This collaboration reflects our shared commitment to animal welfare, community well-being, and the preservation of the human-animal bond.

Trauma Emergencies / Critical Care

Injuries resulting from accidents, falls, or other traumatic incidents. (hit by car)

Respiratory Distress

Difficulty breathing or other respiratory issues.  

Gastrointestinal Issues

Issues like foreign body ingestion, bloat, or severe vomiting/diarrhea.

Reproductive Emergencies

Complications during pregnancy/labor.  Life-saving pyometra surgery.


Life-threatening overheating in hot weather.

Toxicities / Snake Bites

Pets exposed to poisons and venomous snake bites.

Cardiac Emergencies

Heart-related problems requiring immediate attention.

Neurological Problems

Seizures, sudden disorientation, or other neurological symptoms.

Urinary Obstruction

Blockages/stones in the urinary tract, cystotomy surgery, PU surgeries.

Severe Illnesses

Acute and severe illnesses needing immediate attention.

Requests require an application and review before a determination can be made.

Medical Request Form 2023

Needs are determined on a case-by-case basis.  


All pets receiving assistance must be spayed or neutered or consent to have this procedure done.  No exceptions, unless deemed medically dangerous by veterinarian.

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