Five Animal Welfare Grants for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Seventy percent of U.S. households own a pet, according to the 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). However, there are many pets who have not had any luck finding a home.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet brings awareness to the need for adoption among shelter pets. The phrase “adopt, don’t shop” is something you hear a lot about adopting pets, especially when it comes to people breeding dogs rather than focusing on those that already need a place to stay.
Many animal shelters lack funding which may lead to overcrowding. Without this money, shelters are not able to keep all of the pets that end up there in their care and some even end up killing these animals as a result. For this reason, finding grants for shelters and animal welfare is crucial to help all animals find a safe and nurturing home.
GrantWatch has information about numerous grants for animal shelters currently available. And in honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, the site will be sharing five of these grants today.
Five Grants for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
- Firstly, grants are open to nonprofits to provide pet-care assistance to community members undergoing a crisis. The goal of the program is to ensure that pets are taken care of while owners are trying to survive serious illness and loss.
- There are also grants to nonprofits and clubs to offset the costs of rescuing pets. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to, supplies, spaying and neutering, and veterinary care. Applicants must provide rehabilitation or rescue services for dogs listed on the American Kennel Club’s list of AKC-registrable breeds.
- In addition, funding is available of up to $1,000 to nonprofit shelters that provide housing for victims of domestic violence and their pets. Funding is intended for operational support or capital improvements specifically related to the maintenance and housing of pets. Grants are also given to nonprofit animal shelters that have a working relationship with domestic violence shelters and provide housing for the pets of victims of domestic abuse.
- There are also grants available to U.S. nonprofits and agencies to provide health care equipment for animal care providers. Grants to USA nonprofit animal organizations and government agencies for on-site health care equipment for animal care providers.
- Finally. there are grants available to U.S. nonprofit shelters to arrange accommodations for pets of domestic violence survivors.
Other Ways to Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
- Well, of course, the number one way to celebrate this day is to actually head to your nearest shelter and adopt a pet. Make sure it is okay with all the people in your household first. If you do want to make this choice, then you can find the closest shelter right here.
- Volunteer at a shelter or even sign up to be a regular volunteer. This can be a great option if you’re not in the right place to adopt a new pet or if you just want to give back.
- If you really don’t have the capacity for the first two items on this list, that’s okay. Instead, use your social media to open up the discussion on the importance of adopting directly from shelters. Use the #adoptdontshop hashtag to spread the word on this important issue.
Looking for more grants to help shelter dogs? GrantWatch has an entire category for Pets/Animals/Wildlife grants. This category houses more than 300 grants for schools, nonprofits, and habitat preservation organizations for animal welfare, preservation of endangered species, equine therapy, emotional support animals, and classroom pet grants for teachers.
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