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Funding Priorities

As we develop our strategies for effective programs, Summerlee will continue the initiatives we originally created. Please review our funding priorities:


The Americas and the British Isles, with special emphasis on those communities which are the most underserved and the most challenged.


Cats only in the United States and Canada – The tragedy of cat overpopulation and homelessness in this country results in intense and immense suffering due to disease, starvation, and inhumane practices by some local communities and agencies.  Funding emphasis is on sterilization and vaccination primarily in rural or underserved communities.

Dogs outside of United States, primarily in Latin America – Emphasis on sterilization, vaccination, and humane euthanasia.

Wildlife – Emphasis on mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, and black bears, funding only those programs which protect through advocacy and/or ethical-based research.

Marine Life – Emphasis on endangered species and anti-captivity projects addressing marine mammals (dolphins and orcas).

Sanctuary for Captive Animals – Captive animal sanctuaries have to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries before funding will be considered.

Wildlife Rehabilitation – Emphasis on hands-on animal care (emergency rescue, food, medications, housing improvements).

Emergency funding – May be awarded through the Annie Lee Roberts Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) fund administered by the Humane Society of the United States, Melissa Rubin, gro.s1593931568ush@n1593931568iburm1593931568.