March - Charity of the Month

March-charity-of-the-month is: Hogs 4 Dogs-USA in Southeastern Iowa

Meg Johnson from meggiebabe is the point person for our March-charity-of-the-month

Hogs4Dogs-USA is a non-profit program in Southeastern Iowa that works towards improving the health and well being of area’s pets. Funds raised are used to assist with education and low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout Southern Iowa. They provide spay and neutering services to low income families who could not afford to have this done.

Assistance to the local Humane Society and Emergency animal vet care will also be considered on a case by case basis. For example, recently a family's house was broken into and their dog was let out. Hours later the dog ended up at the local vet with two broken legs. Hogs4Dogs paid for the surgery to set the legs and bring him safely back home.

Not only do they help all animals in SE Iowa but the program makes donations to other animal shelters/humane societies in need of help!

If you wish to donate items here is a list of items that they are in need of for both cats & dogs:

  • blankets
  • beds
  • pillows for injured animals
  • treats
  • food
  • collars of all sizes
  • leashes of all sizes
  • toys –i.e. mice, balls, etc
  • homemade scratching posts
  • tote bags
  • doggie poo carriers
  • grooming supplies
  • dishes for food and water
  • flooring mats/rugs to put under crates
  • also items that could be auctioned off such as: Paw Print Doggie Tags, any jewelry that has a paw print on it (the founders said this is really popular right now), pillows or rugs in the shape of paw prints, and quilts/blankets.

Blanket/Bed/Pillow sizing
Small dog -up to 70lbs is usually: 37 x 24 inches
Medium dog - 70-100 lbs is approx: 43x30 inches
Large dog -100+ lbs is approx: 54x35 inches

Cat beds/blankets: 18 x 24 inches

** If you wish to make a monetary donation please send it directly to the organization at:

Hogs 4 Dogs-USA
c/o Tammie & John Heartly
116 Elmdale Ave
Ottumwa Ia 52501

Also, you can help to spread the word by keeping our March’s charity thread active:



Meggie said...

I'm so excited to be a part of this team! Hogs4Dogs is a great program!

Katharine Hoff said...

I would be happy to participate in this. I will contact you, Meggie, regarding my items to donate.

Tak said...

Great idea! I should be able to get something together and will contact you Meggie!

Tak said...

Great idea! Thanks for a chance to help the pups!!