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

Million Dollar Smile

2014-09-26 11.52.38 His million dollar smile wasn’t there just moments earlier. Not even close. But he said no one needed to know how bad things were. No one needed to know how much he was hurting. So when I pulled out my camera and asked for a photo, he flashed that great smile. Smiling on the outside. Read More

When Bad Things Happen to Good Squirrels

2014-10-05 18.11.13-1 It was a perfect afternoon. Until Scooby caught a squirrel. Yes, 20-year-old Scooby forgot every single conversation we’ve ever had about the squirrels being our friends. And he caught one. Yes, Scooby. The dog with the mind of a Ferrari and the body of a ’67 Pontiac Bonneville. Yes. Scooby caught a squirrel. It was not 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