Animal Welfare Grants for National Pet Day

For many people, pets play a vital role in the family dynamic. Not only do they provide companionship, but they have also proven to be good for one’s health too. Studies have shown that pet owners tend to live longer, happier lives. Many people use pets as emotional support animals because they can improve anxiety and depression and can help with loneliness. Having a pet can also provide a good exercise for its owners, specifically when it comes to walking and playing with your pet.

Pets are so important, that there is even a day specifically for celebrating one’s pets. National Pet Day takes place on April 11th. And GrantWatch will be celebrating the day by sharing the top 10 grants for pets below!

Some Other Ways to Celebrate National Pet Day

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter or organization like Peggy Adams, which does so much work in animal rescue.
  • Take your pet on a walk or set up a play date for your pet.
  • Emergency pet shelters always need extra supplies too, so consider donating!
  • Consider adopting an animal who needs a home.

10 Grants to Celebrate National Pet Day

  1. Firstly, there are grants of up to $125 and in-kind grants of pet store discounts to U.S. and Canada PreK-9 teachers to teach about responsible pet care and bonding with animals. Funding is to offset the costs of current pet maintenance or for the purchase of new pets for the classroom. Eligible pets include small mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and arachnids.
  2. There are also grants of up to $60,000 to U.S. nonprofits and animal organizations to ensure accommodations for pets of domestic violence survivors.
  3. Funding is available to U.S. nonprofit organizations to provide pet-care assistance to community members undergoing a crisis. The goal is to take care of pets while owners are trying to survive serious illness and loss.
  4. There is also funding available to U.S. nonprofits and clubs for animal rescue and rehabilitation services. Eligible expenses include supplies, spaying and neutering, and veterinary care. 
  5. In addition, grants are available to nonprofits and government agencies for on-site health care equipment for animal care providers.
  6. Grants of up to $20,000 are also available to Alabama nonprofits in eligible counties for programs for traditional companion animals, such as cats, dogs, and horses.
  7. Financial assistance is available to individuals for pet housing and veterinary care while the owner is in a domestic violence shelter. Costs associated with boarding, such as necessary vaccinations, may be covered.
  8. Additionally, there are grants to New York animal welfare nonprofits and animal shelters in eligible regions to provide affordable spay/neuter services. T
  9. There are also grants to Pennsylvania individuals in eligible areas for animal welfare. Funding is to help families afford veterinary costs for animals facing life-threatening situations.
  10. Finally, there are grants of up to $1,000 to U.S. nonprofit shelters to provide housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse.

GrantNews Notes

Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch features an entire category for animal-related grants! This category includes 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.

Also, make sure to sign up for a paid subscription to GrantWatch. By doing so, you and your organization can receive access to more than 8,000 grants for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. This includes full eligibility criteria, contact information for grant funders, and application links.

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