PAWS (Pet Assistance and Wellness for Seniors) was established to help area seniors feed and care for their pets. Seniors on a fixed income often go without to care for their pets - even sharing their meals with them. PAWS is a collaborative effort by Active Aging, Inc. of Meadville (AAI) and Bright Futures Farm equine charity (BFF) of Cochranton. PAWS provides pet food, flea & tick control, vaccine subsidies, and assistance with veterinary care for area seniors who are enrolled in specific programs through Active Aging of Meadville.


Your generosity will allow PAWS to provide more food and needed veterinary care to the pets of area seniors in need. If you’d like to help keep a senior’s pet healthy, there are two ways in which you can donate.

To make a donation for vaccines, flea & tick control and veterinary care, click the Donate button, below. To donate by check​, please mail your check to Bright Futures Farm, 238 Old Franklin Pike, Cochranton, PA 16314. Please put “PAWS” in the memo or include a note to direct your donation to the PAWS program.

To make a donation for pet food, visit You can doante by check to Active Aging Foundation, 1034 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335


Since 2000, Bright Futures Farm has been a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a proven history

of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.

Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.

Bright Futures Farm has achieved Platinum status

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Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the links for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian.


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