Families staying together LOHPF-style
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation (LOHPF) is a nonprofit organization founded only a couple of years ago, but in this short time, they have made an extraordinary difference for many Phoenix families and their pets. In 2009 alone, the foundation rescued and fostered more than 400 pets!
As part of their mission, LOHPF provides assistance to families so they can keep their pets and stay together when they find themselves in hard times, facing foreclosure/eviction or other financial hardship. This is no easy task in the current tough economic times, but the organization stays focused and committed to their mission.
- Furry Friends Food Bank: Families struggling to provide for their pets can request assistance in the form of pet food, litter, vet care and other basic necessities. Sometimes, something as simple as this allows a family to keep their furry family members at home.
- Furry Friends Foster Program: When a family is being forced to move due to foreclosure or eviction, they can find themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place. On one side, they don't want to permanently surrender their pet, but on the other side, they don't have a place to live where the pet is allowed to stay. In these situations, LOHPT can assist with their temporary foster program. They will find a foster family to care for the pet while the family finds a suitable place to live where the four-legged kids are welcome.
- Fundraiser chair / fundraiser comittee member
- Event planning - last year's "Pasta, Poker & Pets Party" is a good example of events organized by the foundation
- Spay/neuter coordinator.
- Keep the food bank in black numbers. Donate a bag of food or litter to the organization, even better, pledge to donate a bag of food and/or litter each month. For drop-off locations, please check the LOHPF website. If you have any questions about donations or you want to donate but are unable to get to any of the drop-off locations, please contact Brenda Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Practice your gardening moves! Join other volunteers this Saturday, July 10 @ the Halfway house for some yard work and good camaraderie. For more details, please contact Jodi Polanski, executive director, at email@example.com.
- (priority request) Donate other items needed to get the house fully operational: weed killer, gardening tools like shovels and rakes, window AC units, HVAC materials, pooper scoopers, cleaning supplies, flip-it mop, wheelbarrow, misting system, standalone tent/cover for backyard, screens for windows (three screens: 22 ¾ " wide x 45 ½" high and one screen: 10 ¾" wide x 22 ½" high). These items can be new or gently used.
- Volunteer: Visit the volunteer information page for more details on open positions and to complete a volunteer application.
- Be a Foster Parent: More information and the application form available in the fostering information page.