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PAH Helping Paws Rescue
Dr. Rippie's Helping Paws

Dr. Rippie loved his town. He knew what it meant to be a part of a community. A good neighbor. A trusted friend. A real small town vet with a big heart. It’s in that spirit of generosity that Dr. Torre and the staff at Pennsauken Animal Hospital have started a non-profit called Dr. Rippie’s Helping Paws.

Helping Paws is based on the belief that every animal deserves an advocate, a voice that will speak for them and fight for their future. Lost, stray, and abandoned animals need someone to stand up for them if they have a good prognosis. Your support and donations towards this program will help us provide the medical care these animals deserve. 

We can all think of a pet we lost too soon. A loved one we would give just about anything to have one more day with. One more game of fetch. One more shared cat nap. Let’s do this together. 

All funds raised will be used to help animals in need of live-saving medical care. 

Ways to Support

There are a few ways to support Helping Paws! You can purchase some Helping Paws merch when you come to the site, enter to win one of our monthly raffle baskets, or donate directly. 

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Foster with us!

It is only because of the support within our community that we can take on cases. If you are interested in giving a pet a place to heal and grow, contact us today! 

Foster Dogs and Cats New Jersey
Dr. Brewlittles Helping Paws Beer

Drink Beer. Help Save a Life.

Dr. Brewlittles will make a donation with every

Helping Paws beer sold.

We have been able to help 115 pets with our community's support!

Stay connected with our upcoming events and fundraisers on the community page!

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Our Corporate Sponsors

Dr. Brewlittles Maple Shade
Third Base T-Shirt Printing NJ
H&H Deli NJ
Purina Pro Plan Vet Direct

Current Cases

Hover over the photos to see their current status.  

Helping Paws, Bruno
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Bruno was sick for about a week with vomiting and diarrhea that didn't improve. When he arrived at Pennsauken Animal Hospital he was very unstable and in immense pain. It was discovered that Bruno had two foreign bodies in his system and needed surgery. Our team worked to stabilize him enough to handle surgery, and honestly there were a few moments we didn't know if he could pull through. We are thrilled and relieved to say that he has been slowly improving and his pain has been decreasing. Bruno is now ready for foster. The worst is over and he now has his chance at a new life! Bruno is around 2 years old.

Bruno

Helping Paws Adoptable Cat
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Female 8 months old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Coral

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Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Female 8 weeks old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Sardine

Tuna, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Female 4 weeks old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Tuna

Nova, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Meet our newest intake, Nova! This little puppy came to us after she got into some rat poison. When she came to PAH, it was clear she was very sick. The team quickly acted and now, after hospitalization, Nova is doing so much better. She is 6 months old, playful, and heading into foster care. She is now ready for adoption!! Nova is good with other dogs, cats and all humans.

Nova

Potential Adoption Pending

Helping Paws Adoptable Kitten
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Male 8 weeks old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Salmon

Helping Paws Adoptable Kitten
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Female 8 weeks old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Flounder

Trout, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Male 4 weeks old.

A long-time client of ours ask for help with some outdoor kittens that needed vetting and to find homes. They were so sweet we had to say yes and give them a chance at a better life! 

Trout

Peggy, Helping Paws
Peggy, Helping Paws

Status: Peggy is suspected of being hit by a car and was found by some neighborhood Good Samaritans. They did their best to splint her leg with a pencil and rushed her over to us. Her left eye and left leg were severely damaged, and both needed to be removed. We were able to get her into surgery quickly, and she is now recovered and in foster. Peggy is estimated to be around a year old, and though she has been living outside, she loves pets and cuddles from humans. She has been doing well with other cats and is ready to find her forever home.

Peggy

Past Helping Paws Cases

Our Forever Helping Paw

Helping Paws, Sophie
Sophie is a very special case.
Soph is wonderful with other cats and dogs. She loves her humans and interacts well with them - but she HATES change. Changes in the home, vet visits - hates it all. If something changes, she does need an adjustment period to get used to any new change. She is does well on Prozac but does need sedated vet visits. No matter what or how long, we are committed to providing Sophie a loving home. We know that every life has value, even the more complicated ones. 
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