Mission: The pongo fund protects animals from suffering, starvation, surrender, abandonment and euthanasia, by providing emergency pet food assistance to people that cannot afford to keep their family pets fed.
Programs: During the year ended june 30, 2014, the pongo fund pet food bank continued our innovative work reducing shelter populations and keeping families together. We are oregon's only full time charity fighting animal hunger and our award-winning and volunteer driven organization has provided more than 7 million nutritious meals for 70,000 family pets in 28 counties. Keeping those beloved animals safe at home and out of the shelters when their own families could not afford to keep them fed. We have become a national model for new ways to save lives and reduce shelter populations. And we spay and neuter too.
during the year ended june 30, 2014, the pongo fund emergency hunger response network provided millions of pet food meals to numerous oregon & washington emergency food agencies. Successfully bridging the gap that occurs when hungry people have hungry pets. We reinforced our role as a vital resource for local and national agencies, including oregon food bank, oregon humane society, meals on wheels, dept of veterans affairs, snowcap charities, central city concern, dept of human services and more. These agencies depended on the pongo fund to aid their own fragile clients when they had nowhere else to turn, ensuring that everyone around the dinner table had good food to eat.
during the year ended june 30, 2014, the pongo fund strengthened our work by providing targeted spay/neuter and emergency veterinary services. We also provided educational assistance focused on humane and preventative care, leading to dramatically reduced shelter populations and unnecessary euthanasia.