Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day with These Eight Grants
Every year on Feb. 20, families in the U.S. celebrate National Love Your Pet Day. And in celebration of these furry companions that bring us so much joy, GrantWatch is sharing eight grants below that provide funding to help care for pets.
According to the National Pet Owners Survey conducted for 2021, 70 percent of households in the nation own a pet. This is the equivalent of close to 90.5 million families. Being a pet owner comes with many rewards. If you do it right, you can have a friend for life. However, owning a pet is a big responsibility and can also be quite expensive.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that the annual cost for pet owners ranges between $700 to $1,100 depending on the type of pet one has. For this reason, it is important that funding exists to help those who need financial assistance in taking care of their animals.
Eight Grants for National Love Your Pet Day
- Firstly, there are grants to U.S. nonprofit animal organizations and government agencies for on-site health care equipment for animal care providers. Funding may go to providing equipment for veterinary care providers including mobile units, low-cost practices, shelter clinics, and disaster relief vehicles.
- There are also grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and clubs to offset costs associated with the rescue of pets. Applicants must provide rehabilitation or rescue services for dogs listed on the American Kennel Club’s list of AKC-registrable breeds.
- Grants of up to $2,500 are available to U.S. and Canada individuals, families, nonprofits, and government animal shelters to cover the costs associated with medical procedures for dogs. Funding is for necessary medical treatments and emergency services.
- In addition, there are grants of $1,000 and in-kind support to U.S. nonprofits to remove breed labels from animal shelters.
- Funding is available to U.S., Canada, and International researchers and veterinary professionals and students for research related to cat health. Eligible applicants include faculty and practicing veterinarians, veterinary residents and students, faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and Ph.D. candidates.
- There is also funding of up to $60,000 to U.S. nonprofit domestic violence and animal organizations to accommodate pets of domestic violence survivors.
- Grants of up to $125 and in-kind grants of pet store discounts to PreK-9 teachers to teach about pet care. Funding is to offset the costs of current pet maintenance or for the purchase of new pets for the classroom.
- Financial assistance to U.S. individuals for pet housing and veterinary care while the owner is in a domestic violence shelter. The purpose of this program is to enable victims of domestic violence to escape abuse without leaving their pets behind.
Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch has a category specifically for Pets/Animals/Wildlife. This category includes more than 300 grants that provide funding for wildlife conservation, animal shelters, and pet owners.
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