Friends 4 Pound Paws Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit Charitable Organization and was 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 6-10 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 were 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/neuter for both dogs. So here we are 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