Friends 4 Pound Paws Inc.is a 501C3 non-profit Charitable Organization, and were founded in May of 2011. We are an all volunteer Rescue/Shelter, located in the Village of Gouverneur, NY. We accept cats and dogs as space allows at our shelter, and are a no-kill facility.
How we are funded:
We receive no state or federal money to operate our facility, unless we qualify for specific state or federal grants. Donations, grants, memorials, bequests and fund-raising efforts are our sole sources of income. All donations are tax deductible. With the help of our dedicated volunteers and community support, over 150 cats were adopted in 2020, 70 dog adoptions and 20 transfers to partner shelters. Although our facility is not large, we can house up to 40 cats and 6 to 10 dogs depending on size. We do still utilize Foster Homes when available.
The first two animals we were able to pull from our local dog pound were Freddie a Chihuahua and Buella a pit bull. Both dogs we’re in need of medical care, so we had to raise some funds! We started with a donation jar at our local village Farmers Market and raised enough money for healthcare, vaccinations and spay and neuter of both these dogs. So here we are 10 years later, with a shelter, an adoption program, an amazing Veterinary Staff at Northland Veterinary Hospital in Gouverneur, NY and many dedicated volunteers.
New York State Registration # RR204