The Pongo Fund

pongo The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. Because hungry people have hungry pets. We work tirelessly to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need. Protecting beloved family pets from the suffering, starvation, surrender, abandonment or worse, when a lack of food, but not a lack of love, is their only enemy. Read More

The Pet Food Bank

The Pongo Fund with Client Katie The Pet Food Bank is the heart and soul of The Pongo Fund. A no frills warehouse packed with thousands of bags of nutritious dog and cat food. Staffed by a volunteer driven team that numbers more than 100. It is a place filled with love. Love and food. Food that stands at the ready to be shared with anyone in honest need when they are temporarily unable to keep their own pets fed. Because when people must choose what to cut from their grocery lists, pets often are among those that suffer most. Read More

News & Events

Butters the Cat Fights Evil

Cat 42_a25de8361871b1b6334c07f75235b621 A cat named Butters protected his Mom in her coma dreams against the man that used a piece of steel to crack open her head like a coconut. She used those words. He is a small cat. An old cat. Sadly the dream was real. So was the cracked head. And the coma. And the Read More

One of the Saddest Scenes Ever

2014-04-27 13.11.18 Luna--FB 6-6-14 One of the saddest scenes I’d ever seen. My stomach dropped and my blood pressure jumped as I watched the pitbull lying on the pavement under the bridge. It was a bitterly cold day. The body covered in a smorgasbord of blankets and clothing haphazardly piled rump to neck. Sticking out from this cocoon of Read More
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Press & Awards:

The Oregonian 11/21/2013

The Oregonian 11/21/2013

Spot Magazine

Spot Magazine

The Oregonian 11/24/2010

The Oregonian 11/24/2010

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

Oregon Veterinary Medical Association

Cesar’s Way

Cesar’s Way

The Oregonian 1/30/2013

The Oregonian 1/30/2013

Neighborhood Notes

Neighborhood Notes

The Oregonian 8/28/2012

The Oregonian 8/28/2012

The Oregonian 3/09/2011

The Oregonian 3/09/2011

Yahoo Voices

Yahoo Voices

The Oregonian 7/29/2009

The Oregonian 7/29/2009