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Max's Helping Paws


Max’s Helping Paws reduces surrender, suffering and euthanasia by providing a financial lifeline to families with a pet in a health crisis and in need of immediate veterinary care.

The Big Idea

Max’s Helping Paws Foundation provides financial support to pet owners facing the uncertainty of a beloved pet’s health crisis. As the pandemic showed us even more, the mission of Max’s Helping Paws provides a crucial intervention to help pet parents trying to make ends meet. Project No Pet Suffering, this organization’s 2021 Big Idea, offers a new level of help. This project covers the cost of diagnostic tests so pet owners can see a veterinarian and make informed decisions based on facts, not financial fear.

"Omg thank you soooooo much! I'm crying of happiness. I'm so happy that you were able to help and that an organization like this exists here in Monterey County. When I'm done with my Masters degree and become a School Psychologist I'll make sure to pay it back and make a generous donation!"

- Andrea Sanchez

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.