We would like to take a few minutes of your time to review 2016. We adopted out 380 cats and kittens and 364 dogs and puppies. These animals were rescued from local county animal controls including Walton, Morgan, Rockdale, Clayton, Henry and Newton. Most of these animals were facing threat of death from euthanasia when ppnk rescued them. Due to the stress of animal control from overcrowding and disease, many of our rescues have health problems including upper respiratory infections, viruses, parasites, heartworm infection, mange, and so much more. These animals frequently have had no prior medical care and we do our best to get these animals healthy and in forever homes. The task can be daunting and expensive.
Our animals are cared for daily, requiring feeding, cleaning, grooming and socialization. We use foster homes when available. Our animals are advertised on our website and go to adoption events at Conyers and Snellville petsmart. Our cats are at Conyers, Loganville and Snellville Petsmart plus Covington Petscence. These animals must be transported back and forth to these events. We currently have 2 transport vehicles which are in need of major repairs. Our bus needs $6500 in work and our van needs $1500 in repairs.
We've added pages on our website to highlight some of our special needs dogs and cats we helped in 2016. We are frequently asked by county animal controls to take in sick and injured animals. We get no funding from county or state to help with these additional expenses. These special animals are provided medical care to the best of our ability but deplete our finances. The knowledge that we are their only chance at life pushes us forward. It is extremely rewarding to watch these cats and dogs recover and be adopted. We can't do this important work without your help.
We also provide spay neuter assistance in our community. We have several programs that are funded through our rescue. Fix-a-bull is a free spay neuter program we offer for pitbulls. Beat the heat and PAL are offered for cats and litters of kittens. We offer sterilization assistance to low income residents and feral cats. In 2016 we financially assisted with a total of 644 surgeries through our programs.
We are asking all of our previous adopters for a charitable donation to help us with our rescue efforts and to get these repairs for our vehicles. Please help us continue our hard work for the animals. We also need more foster homes and volunteers to help at adoption events. We have applications for both on our website www.ppnk.org.
Thank you for supporting our rescue. Please see some of our success stories for 2016:
Pound Puppies 'N Kittens, Inc.
is a licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
We operate in partnership with Walton Animal Guild
, Paradox Spay/Neuter Clinic
, Bliss Animal Haven (now: Five Freedoms Farm)
and other organizations (see Contacts page).
We only rescue from Animal Control and cannot accept lost, hurt or unwanted pets from individuals.