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Thankful Reflections

From the Desk of Carolyn Hayes, the Founder/Director:

As we come closer to the end of 2018, I thank God for all He has given us. With the blessings, even hardships we’ve faced, we came through (as did the pets) the way the Lord intended. As of this writing, end of October, this year has been one of our best!

Looking back on the year, finances were a bit on the lean side toward the end of February and beginning of March. The momentum picked up when a small grant was received from the Ohio Pet Fund to help us over the hump until we received another small grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation. The DDAF helps so many animal organizations nationwide that we feel fortunate to have been one of its grantees. Without The Ohio Pet Fund and The Doris Day Animal Foundation to help, our neuter/spay program would have faced interruption of services and with this happening, the animals would have been in jeopardy, increasing the pet population to much higher numbers in our community. We are so appreciative that help came in the time of need to help the animals and the people who love them.

In addition to two grants, we had a successful fundraiser with “Autumn Leaves”. We are grateful for the support of this event every year. It’s amazing how so many people come together to help in this endeavor.

I’d also like to thank one of our advisory board members Ann Kallal for her artwork for our much needed and appreciated thank you notes. She has given us a collection of cards with the faces of pets we have helped over the years. For this year, a very special card has many faces of the pets we have helped since the beginning. Even though they are too many to place on a card, we did select the many faces that stand out. Ann placed each pet face close to or on a leaf…so appropriate for our “Autumn Leaves” fundraiser. We are calling our card, quite simply, “Thankful Faces”.

By December 31, hopefully, our 2018-19 PUPS Digest will be out. To be one of the first ones to receive a copy of the PUPS Digest, here is a special offer: send a donation of any amount here on our site link or mail to our regular address: Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.), Box 49, Tremont City, OH 45372.

A P.U.P.S. membership drive is in the works. We have wanted to begin one many times, but didn’t have the volunteers to work it. Now, we feel we can move forward. Look for a Membership Drive to take place Spring 2019.

If you would like to learn more about our neuter/spay program, go to our link on this site. Hopefully, we will be adding frequent news and information throughout 2019. Come back and visit soon!

“Thankful Faces” by Ann Kallal









Special appreciation and thanks to the Pets Uniting People Society Board of Trustees: Dave (Dottie) Smiddy; Judy Benning (Co-Director),  Stacey Picolo, and Susan Pike (President)

Current Advisory Board Members: Ann Kallal and Julie Maes

P.U.P.S. Board of Trustees

On behalf of all of us at Pets Uniting People Society (P.U.P.S.) – have a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year!


Celebrating The Stars! Pets the P.U.P.S. Group Helped

This Fundraiser “Autumn Leaves” closes out with a record number of attendees and raised money to help some more animals and the people who love them! We are thankful! Pets Uniting People Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Here are some pictorial highlights…


There were over 45 baskets/items combined in: regular auction, silent auction and raffles

Special thanks to: Susan and Andy Pike, Dr. Kumar and Collette Murkajee, Saks Fifth Avenue/Italian Jewelry Designer Coomi, Willow Group, Cheryl’s Cookies, Fifth Third Bank, Woeber Mustard, Bonnie Pugliese, Julie Maes, His Hands Extended Sanctuary, Walt Strilecky, Alan Collins & Jim Kincaid, Springfield Country Club, Jeff Wyler, Sue Whalen, Janie Benson Acton, Christy McGregor, Sheehan Brothers Vending, Designs by Deb, Setty Combs Kelly, Northside Vet Clinic, Gail Weeks, Becky Moyer, Armstrong Printing, Wet Your Whiskers, Brenda Priest, Shirley Campbell, Rick Benning, Spend-a-Day Marina, Julie Lozier/Chris Krukewitt, Grace Smith, Doris Fulton, Brenda Powell, Lyn Hardman, Julie Shaffer, Tom & Eileen Windon, Tim Lile, Staci Shaffer, and Ron Denney, all donors and sponsors will be listed in the PUPS Digest which is due out at the end of the year! Thanks for making this a wonderful fundraising event! We couldn’t do it without you!





Wow! And There Will Be More…

Wow! These are just some of the items up for Auction for “Autumn Leaves” auction/breakfast coming up Saturday, September 15th…

There will be items of all different price ranges and a wonderful variety.  Have questions, just email: pupsdigest@gmail.com

Coomi Italian Jewelry (pictured)

2-Day Getaway to Ashford Acres Inn, Cynthiana, KY (pictured)

2 Tickets to the Kuss Auditorium, Springfield, OH for the “Sound of Music”, May 3rd – Along with $100 Certificate for the Mela Restaurant at the Marriott Downtown, Springfield – “Dinner and a Show”

Spend-a-Day Marina – Pontoon Rental for the Day, Indian Lake, OH

Aviation – Learn to Fly – Urbana Airport, Urbana, OH (pictured)

Bengals Tickets

OSU Quilt (Lap) (pictured)

Picture of Little Girl with Kitten (pictured)

Inspirational Basket (pictured)

R. Riveter Bag (pictured)

Michael Kors Ensemble (pictured)





Italian Designer COOMI Jewelry

These exquisitely designed jewelry pieces from Italian Designer COOMI, Donated by Saks Fifth Avenue

Will be auctioned to the highest bidder on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10am

Springfield Ccuntry Club, Springfield, OH

Italian Designer COOMI – Black Sapphire / Sterling Ring Donated by Saks Fifth Avenue

COOMI – Black Sapphire Earrings / Donated by Saks Fifth Avenue


Purchase Your Autumn Leaves Breakfast/Auction Tickets Here on Our Site.


Autumn Leaves Tickets

Online Sales Closed Out – Early Tuesday morning.

Already Purchased Ticket(s) Available at Door or from Board Members, ie Judy Benning, Stacey Picolo; Dave (Dottie) Smiddy; Susan Pike; Carolyn Hayes