When we think of the plight of the homeless, many first think of the men and women we see drifting around our cities or camping beneath our bridges. Today, we also think of the many children who have joined their ranks. What we seldom think of are the pets who live with these people. And that’s why The Pongo Fund exists… to help make sure that the pets of the homeless and less fortunate are not forgotten.
Portland, Oregon is fortunate to have a number of organizations providing food for the homeless; sadly almost none of them provide food for the animal companions of the homeless. As a result, meals are frequently shared between animal and person. Consequently, neither one achieves a full stomach. But The Pongo Fund is changing this.
Volunteers from The Pongo Fund regularly seek out and deliver food to these vulnerable animals, allowing the opportunity for both animal and person to each have their own meal. And a better chance at survival.
The Pongo Fund was established in memory of our dear friend Pongo, an almost 19-year-old canine gourmet who lived his years with zest and insisted on making each and every meal a culinary adventure.
With the generous support of a variety of suppliers including Canidae All Natural Pet Foods, Solid Gold Health Products for Pets and Dogswell, The Pongo Fund is honored to have provided more than 4,000,000 healthy meals to hungry and worthy animals.