Steve Pomponi Partners with PSA to Support PAWS, a Local Dog Rescue

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At PSA, we are committed to giving back to the community. Our employees are encouraged to nominate a non-profit organization of their choice to be considered as the recipient of PSA’s employee charitable fund donation. On a quarterly basis, a different employee-nominated non-profit is selected to receive the funds.   

The 2022 first quarter recipient of the funds is Puppies Are Worth Saving Inc. (PAWS Rescue), nominated by Steve Pomponi, PSA’s Vice President of Risk and Safety Management.  

Founded in 2015, PAWS Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to save dogs and puppies from dangerous situations and place them in caring, forever homes. The non-profit is run by a group of devoted volunteers who travel and transport the dogs from numerous locations nationwide to areas with high adoption rates. Once the dogs are transported, they will be cared for by foster families or at the PAWS kennel in Forest Hill, Maryland, until they are adopted. The rescue provides each animal with spay or neutering services, microchipping, and vaccinations for kennel cough, distemper, and de-wormer, as well as providing the dogs with monthly preventatives. Depending on the animals’ age, PAWS will provide them with further medical needs if necessary.  

Steve Pomponi met the founder of PAWS Rescue, Katie, when they volunteered together at the Abingdon Fire Company. By working with Katie, a volunteer paramedic, Steve saw her level of compassion for the people that she cared for and knew that she would do the same for the animals that she rescued. Since learning about the non-profit organization, Steve and his wife have donated and supported PAWS Rescue as much as possible.  

Every year, PAWS Rescue aims to save and re-home close to 500 dogs with the help of their volunteers, donors, and fosters. PAWS Rescue plans to use the donation from PSA to pay for more dogs to be transported as well as paying for their medical expenses and daily needs. The non-profit organization is also in the process of expanding and updating their kennel to hold an additional 20 to 30 dogs at a time. Other than financial expenses, PAWS Rescue’s largest need is for fosters to house their animals before they are adopted.  

If you are interested in supporting Puppies Are Worth Saving Inc. (PAWS Rescue), please feel free to visit their website to find volunteer, foster, or donation opportunities.  

PSA is proud to serve our community and continue to grow and protect the assets of our clients daily. If we can be of any assistance, or if you have any questions about your insurance policies, please feel free to contact us.