Dear Friends,

It is with very heavy hearts that we write this.

Our little love Pongo has lost her battle with cancer. Although she was pulled form a neglectful situation, we take comfort in knowing that her shelter family and this wonderful community made sure that she knew what it is like to be loved. The shelter volunteers and vet staff did everything possible to care for her, but she decided it was her time. We thank you for your kindness, compassion, and support for Pongo.

For those of you who have donated to Pongo’s care, you may have your funds returned to you or they can be placed into Annie’s Fund, which covers the care for animals which enter Regional in critical condition. Please PM us here or call the shelter at 518-725-5956.

Run free, sweet Pongo. We love you.

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Photo courtesy of Mrs. Mary Ellen McCormack – thank you for this beautiful tribute.

Pongo’s second chance

Meet Pongo.


This sweet senior girl came to Regional with a massive splitting tumor on her right hindquarters. The vet said it wasn’t cancer, but due to it being open, it needed to be removed so it would close properly. Pongo was initially too anemic to undergo surgery – but with lots of food, vitamins, and love, she’s finally been given clearance to lose her lump. Can you help? We’re looking to raise $3,500 to cover the cost of her surgery and her aftercare. For a small shelter like Regional, this is over 10% of our operating budget, so we need help (we run the shelter on $30,000 a year). Can you help? Five dollars goes a long way, as does sharing and spreading the word. We want to get her better, so she can find her forever home (look at that face!!!!!)

We are using Fundraise to get the money needed to do her surgery. You can donate here: http://fndr.se/zc8e Every little bit helps, so if you can, please give, and if you can’t give, please share. We are a 501(c)3, so all donations are tax deductible.

Please help in any way you can.

Love and tail wags,

Pongo and the Regional Family