Bernie is a three-year-old Saint Bernard with a mischievous glint in his eyes and seemingly boundless energy. In 2019, he was lurking behind a shopping center. Employees at a nearby restaurant employees were sneaking him food out the back door. This kept Bernie coming back every night. You see, Bernie was one of the estimated 70 million stray dogs and cats in the U.S. every day. Luckily for Bernie, a good samaritan brought him to a rescue shelter. And, like many rescue shelters, this shelter depends on a canine rescue grant to help stray, lost and neglected dogs.
It’s not unusual for pure-breed dogs like Bernie to end up in an animal shelter. Around 25% of dogs entering shelters are pure breeds, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). In addition, each year 10 million dogs and cats are lost. These are some of the reasons why GrantWatch.com lists dozens of Pets, Animal and Wildlife grants.
This Canine Rescue Grant Will Help With Care for Dogs
This grant is for rescue organizations and clubs located anywhere in the U.S. to help with the rescue of pets. This may include supplies, spaying and neutering, and veterinary care. In order to be eligible for the grant, rescue organizations must provide rehabilitation or rescue services for dogs. In addition, the dogs must be listed on the American Kennel Club’s list of AKC-registrable breeds.
Over 3.3 million dogs enter shelters each year, according to The Humane Society. Of these, shelters euthanize 670,000, find homes for 1.6 million and return 620,000 “strays” to their owners. This is why there are around 14,000 shelters and rescue groups operating in the U.S. And these shelters do good work, as 44% of all dogs in American homes are shelter adoptions.
This canine rescue grant is a “rolling grant,” which helps even more. A rolling grant means that applications are accepted year round. The fact that this grant covers the costs of spaying and neutering is a plus. You see, 87% of pets aren’t spayed or neutered in communities underserved by veterinarians. So it’s not surprising that there is a population explosion of dogs in the U.S. and across the globe.
The American Veterinary Medical Association stated this about the population problem:
“Dog and cat population control is a primary welfare concern of our society. In addition to public policy measures, the AVMA believes efforts must be in the areas of research and public education to reach the goal of reducing the number of dogs and cats that are abandoned or relinquished each year.”
3 More Grants for Animal Welfare on GrantWatch
GrantWatch.com has dozens of grant categories that list hundreds of grants, including one for Pets/Animal/Wildlife.
1. Nonprofit organizations and rescue groups can apply for up to $10,000 Grants to Provide Humane Services for Dogs. This grant is for at-risk dogs, to provide rescue and care.
2. There is also a grant for Ohio nonprofits to Promote Pet Spaying and Neutering. This grant will support activities to spay and neuter cats and dogs living in low-income households. In addition, it will decrease the feral cat population in the community.
3. Finally, Maine has grants up to $20,000 to Control the Population of Dogs and Cats.
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