Meet Magic; a 14 year old service dog specially trained to detect seizures. His Mom Amy depends on him, and they both depend on The Pongo Fund.
The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s Emergency Pet Food Bank, and in just two years we have donated more than 2.5 million meals for some 42,000 beloved animals. Each and every one of them is significant. And meal number 2,500,000 went to Magic.
Magic is just one of the tens of thousands dogs and cats belonging to some 19,000 families that have turned to The Pongo Fund for help. Help that allows struggling families to keep their pets fed. Pets that, without us, might well end up abandoned or surrendered to dangerously overcrowded shelters. Or worse.
We are Oregon’s only full time charity dedicated to fighting animal hunger. Our professionally managed distribution network donates food to more than 150 emergency food agencies, shelters and rescues throughout Oregon and Washington. Food that has reached hungry families in 28 different counties. Because hungry people have hungry pets.
Dozens of esteemed organizations depend on The Pongo Fund, including Oregon Food Bank, United Way, Salvation Army, Portland Adventist Community Services, Human Solutions, Meals on Wheels, Oregon Humane Society, Snowcap Charities, Transition Projects, Oregon Department of Human Services, Neighborhood House, Sunshine Pantry, Ecumenical Ministries, Potluck in the Park and more. Yet we receive no government or public financial support.
By providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need, we succeed in both reducing shelter populations and keeping families together. Because pets are family too.
Quite simply, The Pongo Fund gives a chance to animals that might not otherwise have a chance, and hope to families that have little else to be hopeful for.
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