Our Mission

H.E.A.L Foundation’s (previously Joey’s Elder Paws) MISSION is to transform human and canine lives through our Humanity, Empathy, Animal Love (H.E.A.L.) Programs.

OurHUMANITY mission addresses the human issues underlying animal homelessness and suffering, and thereby decrease the number of companion animals entering the shelter system, via our PET RETENTION programs. We provide need-based financial assistance to owners of senior dogs requiring veterinary care, so pets and families can stay together.

Our EMPATHY mission focuses on the root causes of violence and cruelty in society and BUILD UP OUR YOUTH through humane education and participation in our TeachH.E.A.L programs. We believe Humane Education is the building block of an enlightened and ethically responsible society, where we teach students empathy, compassion and respect for people, animals, and the environment.

Our ANIMAL LOVE mission is “EVERY DOG MATTERS”, committed to reducing canine homelessness, animal cruelty, and shelter euthanasia rates by partnering with and providing funding and resources to 501(c)(3) animal welfare organizations. We focus on rescues that help owner surrenders, long-stay, harder to place senior (6+ years), bonded and pit-bull type dogs in shelters in the NY Metropolitan area and beyond.