The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank

by The Pongo Fund
Apr 28, 2011

Portland, Oregon Woman Walks Eight Miles to Help Save Starving Dogs & Cats

The Pongo Fund Emergency Pet Food Bank received the call. The message was frightening. We learned that there were two dogs and four cats that had gone without food for several days. When asked if they had eaten anything during that time, the caller's answer was disturbing: Cake. That's right. Nothing but cake.

The call came from Allison. She met a family that was struggling; recent medical issues had created financial upheaval. The cupboards were empty and the food stamps were gone. All that remained was cake. And that became breakfast, lunch and dinner for these starving animals. The Pongo Fund Critical Response Team kicked into gear, a small group of volunteers that responds as quickly as possible in case of emergency. Working together with Allison, we made sure these animals had food for their dinner. And that was just the first step.

The Pongo Fund, based in Portland, Oregon, operates the largest Emergency Pet Food Bank in the Pacific Northwest. This is an example of the kind of work we do every day. Thanks to our generous pet food partners like Canidae All Natural Pet Foods, we donate more than one million quality meals each year for the starving family pets of anyone in honest need.

We take this work seriously and we maintain an absolute obligation to keep animals from being abandoned or surrendered when their families cannot afford to keep them fed. Because every single animal safe at home is one less animal at risk of being euthanized in an overcrowded shelter.

As Mother Teresa said, “If you can't feed one hundred, then feed just one." We know that we can't feed them all or save them all, but today we saved many. And with your help, tomorrow we’ll save even more.

All of us at The Pongo Fund sincerely thank you for joining us in this lifesaving effort. By working together, maybe someday we will save them all.

Sit. Stay. Eat. Live.



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

The Pongo Fund

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Larry Chusid
Portland, OR United States
$19,275 raised of $25,000 goal
411 donations
$5,725 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.