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Man's best friend begins with man

The Inner Pup is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Our mission is to elevate empathy, compassion, and responsible pet ownership in high-need communities by providing humane education and affordable resources to people and pets.


We are a grassroots, prevention-based organization. 


We run two successful animal welfare programs.

The problem

6.5 million homeless animals in the USA

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There are 70 million pet dogs in the USA. 


Only 60% of pet-owners consider their dogs "family"

39% of New Orleans residents live below Federal Poverty Level

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The majority of dogs in the shelters are from New Orleans' most high-need neighborhoods 

Roughly 80% of shelter dogs in New Orleans are Heartworm Positive

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The solution

Humane Education

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affordable veterinary services

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2019's Accomplishments to date:

Prevention Medication

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  • 505 pets 
  • 1,995 months of H.W Prevention 
  • 1,095 months of flea prevention 
  • 50 pet dogs have received other veterinary services.

Heartworm Treatment

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  • 20 dogs currently being treated for heartworms  
  • 12 are now living heartworm free. 

humane education

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  • 200 students
  • 2 schools
  • 2 weeks
  •  5 classrooms
  • 80 hours of classroom time

since 2016 program inception:

Clinics: 2016-2018

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3,027 pet dogs


11,517 months of 

Heartworm prevention. 


416 pet dogs 

received much needed vet care

Education: 2016-2018

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  • 250 students
  • 5 schools
  • 2-3 week courses, daily


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