Message from the President

 Dear Friend,

The holiday season can be a grim time for Animal Control Officers (ACOs) in small towns. There’s simply no money in town budgets to help abandoned, abused and surrendered dogs. But this year, PoundHounds was able once again to help, responding to ACO requests for over 60 dogs in need of medical care. We need your help to be able to continue this work next year.

When Westfield ACO Lori Charette contacted us, she was desperate for help. She had eight dogs, three abandoned and five taken from a neglect situation. Quincy is a four-year old English Bulldog. Who would dump a handsome, playful sweetie-pie like this? Officer Charette also submitted an application for medical care for Memphis, a seven-year old social, sweet American Eskimo. And Trooper, a five-month old Australian Cattle Dog mix whom Officer Charette describes simply as, “happy, happy, happy!” And also abandoned.

And then there were five scared Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, owned by a bedridden woman who could no longer care for them. Responding to an anonymous tip, Officer Charette found the dogs all shut in filthy carriers. They did not appear to have been let out of the carriers for some time. None of the dogs was vaccinated or spayed/neutered. Fortunately the owner was willing to surrender them.

Officer Charette was thrilled that PoundHounds could cover the cost of medical care for all eight dogs. And once they were up to date on their shots, spayed/neutered and health checked, they all were adopted into wonderful homes.

Our sole mission is to help ACOs without the funds to help great dogs like these. We always cover vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries. We’ve saved countless dogs who needed emergency medical care for broken bones, wounds, heartworm, infections and tumors. Too often, even a treatable condition can be a death sentence for a dog in a municipal pound.

We are an all-volunteer organization with virtually no overhead. Your donation goes directly toward helping the invisible dogs found as strays or surrendered to local animal control.

A generous donor has once again agreed to match every donation made in response to this appeal. Please give as generously as you are able. Please donate below or send a check to PoundHounds P.O. Box 301327 Jamaica Plain  MA 02130

From Quincy, Memphis, Trooper, Ariel, Belle, Dory, Minnie and Woody—and all the dogs we hope to help in 2016—warmest thanks for your support.

And best wishes for the holiday season!

Marcia C. Peters


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ACOs:  If you have a dog in need, contact PoundHounds NOW for help with funding! We have funding available for spay/neuter surgeries and other medical care. We are especially interested in helping ACOs who have little or no funds for this kind of care and/or have limited fundraising capabilities but who do adopt out dogs themselves

Donors: PoundHounds has helped 36 towns and more than 1370 dogs!  537 of them with medical expenses an area few groups support. These dogs are in town pounds, and we provide badly needed funds to Animal Control Officers for everything from emergency surgery to training to Kuranda beds to basic medical care. Because of the economy, fundraising has been declining over the last three years, while the requests for help keep pouring in. We need your help more than ever.

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