Berkeleyside effortlessly tugs our heart strings today with a story about Paw Fund, a clinic for pets of homeless people started by Jill Posener, a photographer and onetime Animal Care Commissioner. Behold:

In January of 2011, Posener started Paw Fund (which stand for the Pets And Wellness Fund) with $25,000 in donations. In the last few months the fund has paid for 30 dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered and for 50 to receive emergency medical care, she said. In addition to helping Shadow and Harley Quin, Paw Fund found new homes for the animals of a woman who died, and helped the dog of a Wisconsin family whose camper broke down and who are now living in it in west Berkeley.

Posener's work also helped this little pup pictured here, HarleyQuin, who was in serious trouble after someone fell and accidentally landed on his leg. If you know of any other homeless pets in need, Paw Fund and PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) will set up a free animal care clinic in People’s Park this Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

We implore you to read the article in its entirety. An amazing cause, really. Visit the Paw Fund Facebook page or website to learn more and/or make a donation.