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Message from the Publisher

pups fall 2021 headerPUPS’ On a Mission Magazine, Not Just for Pets, but People Too

Here we are the last issue of the year! I cannot believe how time flies by.

This publication is now the official PUPS’ On a Mission Magazine. Now it’s only to publish twice a year to keep everyone updated on the various missions and events of Pets Uniting People Society. This magazine is not only the official publication of Pets Uniting People Society, but also offers stories and activities for the entire family. In January, we are beginning our membership drive for 2022. Look for updates on our Facebook page: @petsunitingpeoplesociety and website:

In this issue, I love the writing of Tom Nangle about his family fishing/camping trip. It’s not a read about fishing too much, but more about family fun! It’s also commendable that they’ve made these trips a family tradition (more than 40 years).

Roanne FitzGibbon wrote an interesting story, find out all about the myths and superstitions of black cats.

Ski Schanher hit another home run with his ongoing series on patriotic songs, World War II tunes highlighted.
Here’s a final plug for PUPS’ 10th Annual Autumn Leaves which takes place in Springfield, OH, Marriott, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10am. RSVP for tickets, no ticket sales at the door. It’s PUPS’ biggest fundraiser of the year!

The entire issue is filled with excellent reads! Hope you enjoy this issue as much as I do.

Have a Glorious Thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

 Carolyn Hayes, Publisher


Message from the Board

Pets Uniting People Society or PUPS is a 501c3 nonprofit pet protection network that provides education and awareness through print and social media. We offer, for those people who qualify, free or low-cost dog or cat neuter/spay services. In addition, we offer neuters/spays for free-roaming cats for established colony care providers to keep the overpopulation numbers to a minimum.

Pet protection education and awareness is the key to communities. That is why our Facebook page, @petsunitingpeoplesociety, offers educational tips on various pet protection issues. We are a resource and referral organization regarding pet protection issues in southwestern Ohio. Visit our website:

Our message is mostly the same. We need to add the importance of our membership.  The membership fee is $30 per year which includes one neuter/spay voucher, and, if name and address is given for mailing, a subscription to PUPS’ On a Mission Magazine. We only have two issues per year now, Spring and Fall. Most distribution now is done with Direct Mail by zip code. Also, some sponsor locations have it available as well as organizations featured in the current edition of the magazine.

We network with other like-organizations to make this world a little nicer for our 4-legged friends and those who love them.

~ Dave and Dottie Smiddy; Judy Benning; Stacey Picolo; Susan Pike.

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