Message from the Publisher

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Why be a member of Pets Uniting People Society? It is a 501c3 nonprofit pet protection network that offers education, awareness, and responsibility in animal welfare in print and social media, and neuters/spays for pets of people who need help with its cost. Also, it is a name that helps the TNR community of cats, keeping numbers at a minimum.

Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS): remember that name and what it stands for.

What does its magazine name tell us? PUPS’ On a Mission magazine tells the stories of various missions in different people’s lives, not only pet rescue missions, but also, everyday missions that prove to be a passion in life. Its magazine is not only about pets, but people too!

 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 always about the same. We need to add the importance of our membership. 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, and this year on purchasing a membership by St. Patrick’s Day, one’s name will be entered into a Membership Drawing that will be drawn for an overnight trip for two with breakfast at Mohican State Park. We only have two issues per year now, January through June and July through December. 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.

Every opportunity, we share our events. Hope you can attend our “Autumn Leaves’’ Fundraiser at the Springfield Country Club, 10am – 1pm on October 1, 2022. It’s an auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 and a delicious brunch, $25 for a ticket. Tickets may be purchased from any one of our board members: Stacey Picolo, Dave (Dottie) Smiddy, Susan Pike, Judy Benning or Carolyn Hayes. 

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

Official DDAF GranteeThe Doris Day Animal Foundation funds nonprofit 501c3 organizations that need assistance in their work of caring for and protecting animals. Through our grants, scores of animal rescue and welfare organizations have received sustaining resources to continue their work, to offer additional services, or to expand their reach to the animals who most critically need their help. A special focus for DDAF is on programs benefitting senior pets and the people who love them.





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