President's Message and Annual Appeal
When Billerica Animal Control was called to rescue a dog off the side of a highway, they found a beagle with such severe lacerations to her leg that she could not walk. A microchip revealed that she had been adopted from a shelter in Maine only ten days earlier by a truck driver, who claimed she’d jumped from his truck and he had not had time to go back for her. She had lost six pounds in those ten days. PoundHounds was thrilled to be able to pay for Bella’s x-rays, wound treatment, antibiotics, and pain medications.
Gizzy, a Papillion estimated to be 12 years old, was found as a stray in Greenfield. Like many small dogs, she suffered from lack of dental care, with resulting pain and bad breath (breeding for small size has shrunk dogs’ mouths but not the number of teeth that have to fit into them). PoundHounds paid for a full dental cleaning and workup to make her pain free and adoptable.
These are just two of the 60 dogs PoundHounds has helped this year with various medical and spay/neuter costs. Animal Control Officers continue to turn to us when other funds are not available, and are thrilled that we are there for them. But we cannot do this work without your help. Once again a board member has offered to match donations made by the end of the year; please take advantage of this opportunity! You can give through our website , donate below or mail a check to Box 301327, Jamaica Plain MA 02130.
Thank you so much, and on behalf of all the dogs in Massachusetts pounds, Happy Holidays!
Marcia C. Peters
We helped Daisy! See update
UPDATE: PoundHounds was thrilled to be able to pay for heartworm treatment, and a spay funded by the Mass Animal Coalition License Plate Fund, for Daisy at Belchertown Animal Control. And best of all, she was adopted by her foster family!
Shelter dogs love Kuranda beds
Please click here to donate Kuranda beds so desperately needed by local town pounds. Simply choose Massachusetts as your state, then click on PoundHounds to donate a bed.
Over a decade of dedication to town pounds
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.
Mass. Has An Animal Friendly License Plate
Charity plates can say a lot about a person -- let yours tell the world that you are proud of Massachusetts' efforts to fund spaying and neutering for dogs in local pounds and shelters. The revenue from this license plate goes into a grant fund for organizations like PoundHounds. Please read more.