PoundHounds is a 501(c)3. Your donations are tax deductible

President's Message and Annual Appeal

Dear Friend of PoundHounds,                                                                                    December, 2016

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

Gizzy the abandoned elderly Pap

Gizzy the abandoned elderly Pap

Belle - The trucker dog

Belle - The trucker dog

We helped Daisy! See update

Ain't love grand?

Ain't love grand?

Daisy is a 7 year old Bulldog mix who was found wandering in Belchertown  and picked up by Animal Control. Not only had she recently had puppies, she was heart worm positive.  No one came to claim her, possibly because of the cost to treat heart worm. PoundHounds has been asked to help, and that means we need your support.  In addition to heart worm treatment, Poundhounds will be paying to spay Daisy and bring her up to date on vaccines.  Please make a tax-deductible donation to PoundHounds today so that we can help Daisy and dogs like her. You can donate below or mail a check to PoundHounds PO Box 301327 Jamaica Plain MA 02130

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

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.

Click the Facebook icon above to visit our Facebook page --
and be sure to follow us! Also: Please sign up for our email
by providing your email address below.

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.