Each year, many local pets go without proper veterinary care for the simple reason that their owner cannot afford to pay the bill. Whether it be an unfortunate accident or an unforeseen illness, sometimes this could mean financial hardship for local families.Hank Becks, a Jackson resident, heard about this issue and made this very important initiative possible. Each year he donates money to PAWS in his late wife, Muffie’s name through Old Bill’s Fun Run. Working in cooperation with Teton County vets, The Muffie Becks’ McDoc Fund helps pay vet bills for stray dogs and cats, as well as provides funding to those individuals who are unable to pay their vet bills.Each year, PAWS is able to help over 70 residents pay unexpected veterinary bills thanks to Mr. Becks’ generosity. Because we have limited funding, we can only provide funding to residents that have lived in Teton County, WY for at least 1-year and the program can only be used one time. If you are interested in applying for this program please download the application below.With your application, PAWS requires one of the following forms of proof of residency: a lease, a mortgage stub, a pay check, a utility bill or a cell phone bill that shows the address that you listed above. We require a copy from 1-year ago and one from the current month.

The Muffie Becks’ McDoc Fund On-line Application

  • PAWS is able to help people in financial need for veterinary care of their pets due to the generosity of the benefactor of The Muffie Becks McDOC Fund. In keeping with our mission of responsible pet ownership, we can help only those animals who have been spayed or neutered and are current on all vaccinations.

  • These funds are to be used for emergency or unexpected veterinary care. PAWS cannot fund routine care, vaccinations or elective procedures. PAWS reserves the right to review financial information of each applicant to avoid any fraud or misuse of this Muffie Beck’s McDoc Fund. Upon approval, PAWS will contribute up to $350 toward a veterinary bill. Payments will be made only to local veterinarians. No payments will be made to individuals.

    With your application, PAWS requires one of the following forms of proof of residency: a lease, a mortgage stub, a pay check, a utility bill or a cell phone bill that shows the address that you listed above. We require a copy from 1-year ago and one from the current month.

    This program can only be applied for once. When you are approved, our benefactor likes to know that the gift is being put to good use. We require a thank-you note and a photo of your pet. Please send it to us at PAWS.

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