We hope you and all your two-legged and four-legged (and maybe some three-legged?) family members are all staying safe and healthy. It has been an extraordinarily busy time for us at POMDR since the Shelter in Place order.
We are so fortunate to be able to continue to carry out our mission during this time. Our office staff are all working from home and our veterinary clinic is operating with curbside service.
Our board members have all taken on extra work to help out and many volunteers are still working from home.
In the month of April alone, we fielded 220 adoption inquires (twice as many as usual), added 70 new volunteers (twice as many as usual), enrolled 20 new Perpetual Care clients (10 times as many as usual), and brought in 20 new dogs who needed our help.
The program that has seen the biggest increase is our Helping Paw Program, which provides financial assistance to pet guardians who cannot afford veterinary care.
We spent $10,000 in the month of April to help 52 pet guardians get essential veterinary care for their cats and dogs. We also distributed pet food to over 100 pet guardians and handed out 23 doses of flea prevention.
And last week we started utilizing our veterinary clinic to help even more pet guardians, who are experiencing financial hardship, get the care their pets need. We are grateful that POMDR’s programs position us perfectly to be of service during this global pandemic.
We know that so many people are feeling the desire to help those in our community who are vulnerable. We want to thank each of you for your past support, which has enabled us to make a difference for those in need. And we’d like to ask for your continued support. Please give to the program that most speaks to your heart.