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The Founder’s Report: A PoundWishes Podcast Feature
This special show was created by Dan Miklosz, Host and Executive Producer of The Founder’s Report. While scrolling through PoundWishes Dan stumbled upon a puppy named Dexter. Over the next three months, Dan followed this little puppy’s journey and created a podcast to share the incredible power rescue has to make a family complete.
PoundWishes listed as the #1 Innovative Startup by Launch Festival 2016
PoundWishes: You guys know how much I love animals. I’m always on the lookout for innovation in animal welfare, and this one makes pet’s lives easier to extend in critically underfunded shelters. Because shelters typically have difficulty raising money for operating costs, PoundWishes aims at providing crowdfunding for animals .....
PoundWishes Offers Rescues a New Tool for Fundraising
While it may take an entire village to raise a child, it takes a mere crowd to help a pooch and you can be part of that crowd through a unique fundraising organization called PoundWishes!...
PoundWishes connects shelters and animal rescue groups with pet lovers to raise funds for special needs pets. Every year three to four million pets are euthanized in shelters due to health problems, overcrowding or lack of resources. PoundWishes is the only group focused on giving these pets a second chance by raising the funds necessary to nurture them back to healthy, happy and adoptable.
What is a PoundWish?
A PoundWish represents an urgent medical need. Our shelter and rescue partners post the PoundWish explaining the pet’s story and wish and our community of pet lovers responds with a donation or by sharing the PoundWish with their connections. PoundWishes include life-saving surgeries, medications, prosthetic limbs, behavioral retraining, special grooming or even round-the-clock tender loving care – whatever is necessary to bring the pet back to health and ready for a forever home.
Since launching in March 2014, PoundWishes has raised nearly $1,000,000 in PoundWish donations for surgeries to repair broken limbs, medication for skin conditions and caring rehabilitation from the effects of abuse. In every case, we’re inspired by the animals’ ability to forgive, accept help graciously and love unconditionally.
Helping the Helpers: Shelter and Animal Rescue Support Service
There are more than 13,600 shelters dedicated to finding homes for millions of animals in their care every year. Many of these organizations struggle to afford medical care or don’t have access to pet lovers across the U.S. who are willing to help – particularly when they see a pet’s unique story and can watch how their donation transforms a sick, injured or scared animal into an adoptable family pet.
For these groups, PoundWishes is a powerful tool to reach more people, raise more funds and serve more animals. PoundWishes works with over with 150 shelters and is actively partnering with groups nationwide that share the mission of ending the needless euthanasia of millions of pets. In addition to the wishes, the site also features adoption listings, a search tool to find local pets and helpful content on finding and caring for dogs and cats.