TREMONT CITY, OHIO, April 2022 – Pets Uniting People Society (PUPS) of Tremont City, Ohio, is benefiting from a grant for spay/neuter surgeries from the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF, www.ddaf.org), a national non-profit organization founded by the legendary actress and animal welfare advocate.
“We’ve supported PUPS and its TNR work and voucher program in the area for several years. Providing another grant is a great way to assist with preventing the growth of the feral cat populations,” Dr. R. Bashara, executive director of DDAF, stated. “DDAF funds many 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organizations across the country to help both animals and the people who love them. We’re proud to support the founders and volunteers at Pets Uniting People Society and the work they’re doing with animals in their community.”
On behalf of PUPS, Director Carolyn Hayes says, “Thank you, Doris Day Animal Foundation for your recent grant. Your assistance will support 83 more animals to receive neuter/spay surgeries in helping to keep the pet population in-check. In addition, we realize people need to be educated about the overpopulation problem as it’s not just in our community, but also nationwide. Realizing that our group must strive to do what we can to fund our voucher program throughout the year, every fall, we host a big fundraiser event, ‘Autumn Leaves Breakfast/Auction’. This year it takes place on Saturday, October 1st, 10am, Springfield Country Club. In continuing to help this wonderful cause, we are asking our community to attend this breakfast/auction. Tickets are $25. More information will be available closer to the event date at our website: www.pupsunite.org. I’d like to add an interesting tidbit. Our fundraiser was named after one of Doris Day’s popular songs, ‘Autumn Leaves’! Thanks again to Ms. Day and her Doris Day Animal Foundation for making it a better life here in Ohio (Ms. Day’s birth state) for some of its animals and the people who love them!”
With the simple and straightforward mission of helping animals and those who love them, Doris Day Animal Foundation provides funding to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations for animal welfare work with specific low-overhead programs, including animal rescue, lifetime care for search and rescue dogs, helping people care for their animals, assisting with care for horses, paying for spay/neuters and other animal-related needs.
Additional grants have provided funding for college scholarships, rescue efforts for California seals and sea lions, Kevlar vests for service dogs, greyhound rescue, wild mustang rescue, reduced adoption fees for seniors adopting senior pets, wildlife sanctuary assistance, and feral cat TNR programs, and most recently joining with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Merck to assist with the animal welfare crisis there.