Mar 23, 2008

A Plug for Planned Pethood

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Regular readers to this site are familiar with my association with Planned Pethood, the non-profit, all-volunteer Northwest Ohio based organization that has saved and found homes for thousands of cats and dogs since its inception. In 2007 alone the group saved over 2,000 cats and dogs, making it second in the area only to the Humane Society in its ability to rescue animals.

My wife and I have been involved with Planned Pethood for almost two years now, starting as adoptive owners, moving into roles as foster parents to dogs, and lately also serving to screen prospective adoptive parents and doing home visits. I can wholeheartedly endorse Planned Pethood as one of those exemplary charitable organizations that provides a highly efficient use of donated funds.

Recently the organization has encountered some unexpected expenses. Several litters of rescued puppies came down with parvovirus, saddling Planned Pethood with many thousands of dollars in veterinarian fees. In addition, a rescued Westie-poo named Jordan needed a leg amputation, which added to the financial burdens of the group.

If you have a few extra dollars to donate, I suggest that Planned Pethood would be an excellent vehicle for your generosity. Follow this link to the Planned Pethood donation page, and you will see a variety of donation options and payment methods to assist this worthy organization.

Readers whose companies participate in the United Way can designate their contribution to go to Planned Pethood by writing in the group's name on the third section of the pledge form. In addition, many employers will match your personal donation to Planned Pethood. If your company has a matching gift program, please mail the form along with your donation and PPI will process it.

Thank you for your consideration of this request!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You almost had me with that dachshund you wrote about last week, Mike. I'll send them some monies to ease my conscience!!!

historymike said...

Thanks, anonymous! Every dollar you give can help save the life of a stray dog or cat.

Suzanne said...

Done, sir. I wish I could do more.

kooz said...

If they can come get rid of the twelve stray cats crapping all over my yard....I will give them a blank check for any amount they want.

brentwelsh said...

We got our dog from Planned Pethood three years ago last month. He had been abused and neglected and was barely saved from being euthenized by Planned Pethood and stayed in their foster care for many months. He's the sweetest dog and I can't imagine life without him. Glad to send a donation to help out a fantastic organzation!