I loved The Union’s article on Feb. 1 about our local animal nonprofits. I was saddened that not more was mentioned about PoundPuppyRescue (PPR). They are small, their impact is massive.
PoundPuppyRescue started in Nevada City in 2001, after the founder saw litters of puppies being euthanized due to overcrowding. PPR’s goal is to rescue puppies from shelters and find them their forever homes. It is run solely by volunteers. There is also an active chapter in the Bay Area. PPR rescued over 200 puppies in 2012 and spayed or neutered over 50 dogs.
The puppies are sent to their forever homes being spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, dewormed and current on their vaccinations. There are four local vets that offer services at reduced rates. PPR also offers free spay or neuter to low income pet owners and Pit Bulls or Chihuahua mixes.
If a female dog breeds just once a year for five years she could have 30 puppies. If those 30 dogs do the same for the next five years, that is another 900 unwanted puppies.
Please contact PPR before taking unwanted puppies to a shelter; it could save their lives, and the lives of many more puppies.