The names and faces have been changed for privacy.
What does it mean to Pongo? It means that when you have lost your job and the first paycheck from your new job is still 30 days away, and the food you feed your 90 lb. rescued greyhound is a high-quality special diet due to her extreme allergies, and the $70 cost per bag is $70 more than you have right now, and you have already borrowed from everyone you know, pawned everything you have and they won’t let you give any more blood this week, then you Pongo.
Because this 90 lb. lapdog named Elsa is the most important thing in the world to you. And you will stop at nothing to make sure she is happy and healthy and never knows hunger. These are the times you Pongo.
More than 350 hungry animals received nutritious food from The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank yesterday. And every single one of them has a story. This was the story for Jen and Elsa. A story that Jen said did not begin well on Sunday when she sat in despair, unsure of what she was going to do. She had heard good things about The Pongo Fund but worried that what she heard was too good to be true.
And she said the last thing she wanted to do was tell her Elsa she was leaving to get her breakfast but come home empty handed. She felt afraid, she felt nervous and she felt defeated. But when she left, she said she was walking on air with a big bag of the very food she had dreamed of getting. And she could not get home fast enough to show Elsa the new bag.
This is what it means to Pongo.
32 trained Pongo volunteers rocked the house yesterday, coming together as we always do to celebrate the people and their pets.
Yesterday was a Pongo Day. And we are still smiling about it today.
Peace. Love. Kibble. From all of us at The Pongo Fund.