Union Gospel Mission and Pongo Fund to Provide Vet Care to Homeless Pets
Union Gospel Mission and Pongo Fund are combining forces to provide a day of free pet care for homeless pets on Thursday, May 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in front of Union Gospel Mission at 15 NW Third Avenue in Portland.
The Pongo Fund Street Clinic will be set-up in front of the Mission and providing basic veterinary service to homeless pets.
Union Gospel Mission and Pongo Fund have been partners for several years in helping the pets of the homeless population. Pongo Fund provides high quality pet food to Union Gospel Mission, which is distributed at the Mission and when Union Gospel Mission’s Search and Rescue van visits homeless camps five nights per week.
Homeless guests have been signing up for services over the past few weeks, and Union Gospel Mission is asking anyone who would like services at this event to sign up for services in advance.
“Pongo Fund has been a great partner with us in serving the homeless. Pets are very special companions to many of our homeless neighbors. We wanted to extend services, and hopefully this can be a regular event at Union Gospel Mission,” said Lori Quinney, Union Gospel Mission’s food service coordinator and one of the organizers of the event.