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the inner pup is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

We are a grassroots, prevention-based organization. We run two successful animal welfare programs in underserved areas of New Orleans.


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.

The problem

6.5 million homeless animals in the USA

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And, 70 million pet dogs in the USA 

40% of pet-owners do not consider their dogs to be "family"

39% of New Orleans residents live below Federal Poverty Level

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Owners cannot afford their pets.

in new orleans, roughly 80% of shelter dogs are Heartworm +

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two solutions

Humane Education

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More on education

affordable veterinary services

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more on services

2019's Accomplishments:

Prevention Medication

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  • 505 pets 
  • 1,995 MONTHS of Heartworm 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 inception:

Clinics: 2016-present

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2018

  • 1,045 pet dogs
  • 4,206 months of Heartworm prevention. 
  • 22 dogs were treated for Heartworm Disease 
  • 94 dogs received much needed vet care.


2017

  • 1,140 pet dogs 
  • 3,877 months of Heartworm prevention. 
  • 9 dogs were treated for Heartworm Disease 
  • 152 received much needed vet care.


2016

  • 842 pet dogs
  • 3,434 months of Heartworm prevention
  • 5 were treated for Heartworm Disease 
  • 170 received much needed vet care.

Education: 2016-present

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2018

  • 125 students
  • 2 schools
  • 2 weeks
  • 40 hours of classroom time


2016 & 2017

  • 125 students
  • 3 schools 
  • 3 weeks

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