Like most animal welfare organizations, Poi Dogs & Popoki (PDP) spends a significant amount of time and money on rescuing and caring for homeless, stray, and abandoned animals on the island of Oahu. Sadly - our greatest need is pet food!
Our commitment to reducing pet overpopulation and ending the senseless euthanasia of dogs and cats on Oahu requires heavy investment into our mobile spay/neuter and wellness clinics - The Big Fix. Using this state of the art surgical unit, our veterinary staff travel around the island and into the rural communities that need the most help. In the past 6 years, we've sterilzed almost 20,000 dogs and cats and we continue to subsidize services for those that cannot afford it. But spay and neuter mean very little if the animal is starving to death.
On average, we spend $3,000 per month to feed hundreds of cats and dogs as part of our spay/neuter and rescue efforts. While we fundraise throughout the year, those dollars are dedicated to veterinary care (our largest budget item) including spay/neuter, wellness, and emergency services. In order to continue to provide the island with access to affordable and subsidized veterinary care and support the people and animals that they care for, we need to raise funds to pay for pet food.
Feeding our furry friends is more than just a compassionate act of kindness. Its an imporant part of our mission to save lives.