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|Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:54 pm Post subject: American Humane Announces Foreclosure Pets Grant
|American Humane Announces Foreclosure Pets Grant for Member
The American Humane Association ( http://www.americanhumane.org/) recognizes that animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal care and control agencies are seeing more animal victims of the economic downturn and the housing foreclosure crisis. To help ease the current hardship, American Humane is offering grants to its member organizations to help animal victims of foreclosures in need of immediate assistance.
The program's emphasis is on keeping pets with their families whenever possible. Therefore, extra consideration will be given to cases where families receive assistance in caring for their pets and in keeping their pets until new housing can be found.
These expenses include, but are not limited to, pet deposits for rental housing; behavior training; veterinary expenses (vaccina- tions, spay/neuter, other vet care); public awareness campaigns to get the word out regarding the issue; and boarding costs to keep pets until owners can reclaim them. Grants may also be awarded to agencies who are trying to re-home these pets. These expenses include, but are not limited to, boarding costs; behav- ior training to get a pet companion ready; veterinary expenses; and foster care expenses.
To be considered for the Foreclosure Pets Grant, an organization must be a nonprofit agency approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) entity, or be a public (local government) entity; be a member of American Humane; and operate and be located within the United States of America or its territories. Please note: The grant program is only for nonprofit animal welfare agencies (private or public), and not to individuals, businesses, or corporations.
Funding may be requested up to a maximum of $2,000. See the American Humane Web site for complete grant program information.