Animal Protection Program

The Animal Protection Program will begin accepting LOI’s for consideration at the May 21, 2024 Board of Directors meeting starting on April 1, 2024, closing when the maximum number of submissions is reached.


Animal Protection Grant List


Grants Awarded for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023

Abandoned Animal Rescue
Tomball, TX
Support of spay/neuter services for cats belonging to people in financial need and TNR for community cats

Alaqua Animal Refuge
Freeport, FL
Support for programs that rescue, rehabilitate, treat, adopt and release animals, aimed at providing second chances to animals and humans alike

Alpine Humane Society
Alpine, TX
Support to trap/neuter/vaccinate/return feral cats in Fort Davis, Texas

Anderson Humane
South Elgin, IL
Support for efforts in a growing TNR program working with four other organizations to prevent the birth of feral kittens on the streets of the South Elgin, Illinois

Animal Balance
Portland, OR
Support of cat and dog sterilization and disease prevention services for communities in need, while at the same time teaching key skills and providing resources in order to create sustainable programs for humane animal population and disease management

Animal Friends Alliance
Fort Collins, CO
Support for TNR and vaccination services for community cats in Weld County, Colorado

Animal Grantmakers
Los Angeles, CA
Support for the 2022 Animal Grantmakers Annual Conference in Berkeley California, October 23-26

Animal Mission
Columbia, SC
Support for spay and neuter services for owned cats and dogs and TNR for community cats in Richland County, South Carolina

Animal Protection of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Support for direct services of 300 horses in the care of individuals, tribes and agencies in New Mexico, diverting many from slaughter

Animal Rescue Konsortium
Crescent City, FL
Support to provide vaccinations to an estimated 126 dogs/cats and spay/neuter surgeries to 24 dogs/cats in a rural and highly underserved county in Florida

Asheville Humane Society
Asheville, NC
Support to spay/neuter community cats in the most underserved communities in Buncombe County where the cat population has drastically increased due to the cessation of spay/neuter services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Atascosa Animal Allies
Pleasanton, TX
Support for spay/neuter services for feral cats, friendly strays and cats living in low-income homes in Atascosa County, Texas

Austin Humane Society
Austin, TX
Support for this organization’s community cat Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Program which, since 2007, has served 75,000+ cats in Central Texas at no or reduced cost ($25 max)

Austin Wildlife Rescue
Austin, TX
Support for a flight cage to help care for more than 1,500 songbirds taken in from the public each year

Barn Sanctuary
Chelsea, MI
Support to help pay for the increased costs of hay, bedding and electric bills necessary to care for the 100+ farmed animals at the sanctuary

Barrio Dogs
Houston, TX
Support for TNR, training trappers, disseminating educational materials, and providing veterinary care for animals rescued from the streets in Houston’s East End neighborhood

Beare Garden Plantation Animal Rescue
Snow Hill, NC
Support for pulling 25 cats scheduled for euthanasia from municipal shelters in the Snow Hill, NC area and providing spay/neuter/vaccination/medical services and housing until they are placed in loving homes

Benewah Humane Society
St. Marries, ID
Support for a feral cat TNR program that provides a no-cost surgery monthly for approximately 40 cats at a time in St. Maries, Idaho

Big Bend Pets
Alpine, TX
Support for TNR of free-roaming cats in the Big Bend region of Texas

Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
St. Pauls, NC
Support for sterilization of 126 feral cats toward a goal of 2,000 procedures this calendar year

Bro and Tracy Animal Welfare
Corrales, NM
Support for a mobile spay/neuter/vaccinate/deworm program for pets of Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo, to reduce the epidemic pet overpopulation on tribal lands

Cat Haven
Baton Rouge, LA
Support for spay/neuter and veterinary care of cats and kittens handled by the organization

Center for a Humane Economy
Bethesda, MD
Support for building a broad statewide coalition of individuals and organizations devoted to enhancing the reputation and protections of mountain lions and bobcats in Colorado

Center for a Humane Economy
Bethesda, MD
Support for investigating and banning the slaughter of American equines for human consumption

Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Support for no cost TNR services which include surgery, ear tip, and a rabies vaccine, for feral cats in the St. Louis, Missouri

Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Support for initiative to reduce mountain lion mortality in Southern California and to inform the largest wildlife crossing to date

Chimp Haven
Support for the daily needs of the sanctuary’s chimpanzee population, including the final ten animals rescued from Wildlife Waystation

Color Country Animal Welfare
Torrey, UT
Support to TNR community cats in Wayne County, Utah

Colorado Feline Foster Rescue
Morrison, CO
Support for home-based foster network finding permanent homes for homeless cats from underserved communities in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico

Columbus Humane Society
Whiteville, NC
Support for saving animals’ lives in emergency situations by providing specialized equipment to the fire stations in Columbus County, North Carolina

Companion Animal Clinic Foundation
Southern Pines, NC
Support for subsidized cat spay/neuter surgeries provided to rescue groups, county animal control agencies, and low-income pet owners in central North Carolina

DeKalb Humane Society
Auburn, IN
Support for spay and neuter procedures, vaccines, worm medication, and staff care to over 300 cats and kittens at this shelter in rural Indiana

Earth Island Institute
Berkeley, CA
Support for an

outreach campaign to end the captivity of whales, given the anniversaries of Free Willy and Blackfish and the move of “Lolita” from the Miami Seaquarium to the Puget Sound

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge
Navarre, FL
Support for medical and daily care for the Refuge’s marine mammal stranding program, which annually treats close to 2,000 native patients from Florida’s Panhandle

Emma Feline Foundation
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Support for TNR of community cats in Puerto Rico

San Diego, CA
Support for conducting and sharing research and providing data that identifies the most impactful ways to help organizations advocate for animals

Feline Advocates of Leon County
Tallahassee, FL
Support to purchase supplies and to cover veterinary services for outdoor cats aided by the organization’s Full-Circle TNR program

Feral Change
Oakland, CA
Support for spay/neuter, vaccinations, medical care, and adoption for the community cats and kittens of Oakland, California

Fiona Animal Refuge
Livingston, TX
Support for spay and neuter of dogs and cats plus community education in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo

Fixin The Coast
Saucier, MS
Support for TNR of feral cats in Mississippi’s Gulf Coast

Footloose Montana
Missoula, MT
Support for increased staffing, advocacy, and public education in response to significant threats to wildlife

Georgia Extension 4H Foundation
Support for middle and high school students to build insulated shelters for feral cats as well as fund spay/neuter surgeries to help reduce the population of homeless cats

Good Food Institute
Washington, DC
Support for developing a just, sustainable, and secure protein supply utilizing technology to cultivate meat from animal cells

Grand Valley Pets Alive
Grand Junction, CO
Support for a small group of volunteers who work closely with a local clinic to provide spay/neuter services to cats, dogs, and feral colonies in rural western Colorado

Greater Good Charities
Seattle, WA
Support for the Annie Lee Roberts Animal Emergency Rescue Fund, now in its 35th year assisting humane organizations facing unexpected expenses for animal emergencies

Homeless Animals Relief Project
Senatobia, MS
Support further progress against cat overpopulation in rural Mississippi by providing spay/neuter to 250-300 feral cats and cats living in low-income homes

Houston Cares Animal Rescue
Houston, TX
Support for the purchase of new feral cat traps and trap forks, 40 trap/neuter/return surgeries, and early vetting costs for 20 feral kittens

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia
Gainesville, GA
Support to offer a trap/neuter/return program at no charge for community members wanting to help cats in a qualified census tract in Northeast Georgia

Humane Society of the Palouse
Moscow, ID
Support for the organization’s TNR program, which assists in the spay/neuter, vaccination, and ear tipping of feral/community cats

Humboldt Spay/Neuter Network
Eureka, CA
Support for supplementation of existing spay/neuter services and vaccines for feral/stray cats in Humboldt County, resulting in an additional 250 cats receiving care

InSync Exotics
Wylie, TX
Support for medical care, food, shelter, staff salaries, and the general maintenance costs of running a big cat sanctuary in Wylie, Texas

Islands Feral Cat Project
Savannah, GA
Support for assisting community members with large-scale Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return efforts in Savannah, Georgia

Itty Bitty Kitten Rescue
Lexington, KY
Support for the purchase of an incubator, formula, medicine, and veterinary treatment for kittens requiring supportive medical care

Lake Traverse Animal Rezcue
Sisseton, SD
Support for a community vetting program that will include multi-day spay/neuter clinics for animals on the Lake Traverse Reservation and bordering communities

Law N Paws
El Paso, TX
Support for funding of medical care for animal cruelty victims as well as veterinary assessments to aid in the El Paso Police Department’s prosecution of animal cruelty cases

Les Chats du Mercantour
St. Etienne de Tinee, France
Support for trap neuter and return of community cats in Kalymnos, Greece

Lifeline Animal Project
Atlanta, GA
Support to provide sterilization surgeries and vaccinations to 500 community cats in the Atlanta area

National Parks Conservation Association
Washington, DC
Support for the social media UnBearable Campaign aiming to defend bears and wolves against cruel and unethical hunting

practices, as well as general mismanagement, on the 20 million acres of Alaska’s national preserves

Nebraska Humane Society
Omaha, NE
Support for free spay/neuter services including vaccination and ear tipping to feral cats residing in colonies monitored by registered caretakers in the Omaha, Nebraska area

Ocean Alliance
Gloucester, MA
Support of general operating expenses in honor of the retirement and historic career of founder and lifelong whale advocate Dr. Roger Payne

Ohio Wildlife Center
Powell, OH
Support for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the Center’s off-site care program at the Richland Correction Institute where inmates work with hundreds of orphaned squirrels, rabbits, and opossums each year

Operation Topcat
Sneads Ferry, NC
Support for TNR or foster and adoption of stray and feral cats in three coastal North Carolina counties

Oscar’s Place Adoption Center and Sanctuary
Hopland, CA
Support for rescue, rehabilitation, and adoptive placement of 90 donkeys

Owls Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife
Odessa, FL
Support for operating expenses including food, medical supplies, and property maintenance for this Florida wildlife rehabilitation hospital

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
Beaverton, OR
Support for general operating expenses to enable 23 African wildlife sanctuaries to rescue and provide medical care and rehabilitation for orphaned chimps, gorillas, bonobos, and monkeys

Paws & Claws Animal Rescue of Quay County
Tucumcari, NM
Support for spay/neuter, vaccinations, food, medications, and other supplies for dogs and cats in a very rural and impoverished area of eastern New Mexico

Paws 4 Purpose
Sneads Ferry, NC
Support for spay/neuter and TNR efforts to reduce the 60% euthanasia rate at Onslow County Animal Services in North Carolina

PAWS of Nome
Nome, AK
Support for programs that provide free and low-cost services, including spay/neuter, veterinary care, and supplies such as dog houses and straw, to more than 15 rural villages in the Bering Straits region

Paws Pet Adoption of Plainview
Plainview, TX
Support for the “50 Pets in 50 Days” spay/neuter program in Plainview, Texas

Paws to Care
Dyersburg, TN
Support to TNR and spay/neuter/adopt homeless cats in two rural underserved northwest Tennessee counties

Pawsitive Alliance
Belleview, WA
Support for spay/neuter of community cats in Grant County and owned cats and dogs in Okanogan County, Washington

People for Native Ecosystems
Santa Fe, NM
Support for educational packets promoting the preservation of prairie dogs and other native species to be distributed to elementary/middle schools and public libraries

Pet Project Rescue
Minneapolis, MN
Support for spay/neuter services to community and owned cats and dogs in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

PETFIX Spay and Neuter
Waikoloa, HI
Support for PETFIX to conduct two additional clinics to spay/neuter an estimated 150-175 cats and dogs in rural and low-income regions of the Big Island of Hawaii

Priest River Animal Rescue
Priest River, ID
Support for spay/neuter assistance for cats and dogs in a rural, low-income area of Idaho in order to decrease the number of unwanted pets in the area

Project Coyote
Berkeley, CA
Support for general operations and advocacy efforts aimed at ending wildlife killing contests, trophy hunting, and trapping of native carnivores

Pups Without Borders
Van Nuys, CA
Support for rescuing dogs, specializing in rescuing pregnant and nursing mothers who have been abandoned or are in need of medical help, from Tijuana, Mexico

RezQ Dogs
Dodson, MT
Support for monthly clinics that will provide 500 owned animals (300 dogs and 200 cats) with sterilization, vaccination, parasite treatment, and protection on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation

Ruffian Foundation
Castle Hayne, NC
Support for enclosure fencing allowing for more rescues of feral cats plus medical care and operating expenses

Save Our Cats and Kittens
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Support to offer rural residents in an impoverished area of the Florida panhandle financial and transportation assistance to have their personal cats and community cats spayed and neutered

Save the Dogs and Other Animals US
Brooklyn, NY
Support for lifesaving efforts for animals in Ukraine and Romania that includes food, rescue, emergency vet care, and rehabilitation

Sentient Media
San Francisco, CA
Support for training advocates and journalists to get more media coverage for animal agriculture and farmed animal welfare

Shadow Cats
Round Rock, TX
Support for spay/neuter and vaccination of at least 65 community cats in two rural and underserved communities in Central Texas

Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation
Alcoa, TN
Support to reduce cat overpopulation and illness by providing free cat spay/neuter/vaccinations for under-served residents in Blount County, Tennessee

SOS Lost Pet Rescue NW
Beaverton, OR
Support to continue working on known and new colonies of unowned cats in Washington County, Oregon, expanding TNR services and socializing foster kittens for placement into permanent homes

Southern Plains Land Trust
Lamar, CO
Support for medical and daily care of bison, longhorn, and equine herds at Heartland Ranch

Spay Arkansas
Springdale, AR
Support for community cats as well as pet owners who cannot afford full-service veterinary care

Species Unite 23
Brooklyn, NY
Support for podcast programming on the threats facing North American wildlife on public lands with a focus on mountain lions and black bears

St. Francis Society
Tampa, FL
Support for the cost of one month of TNR expenses to sterilize and vaccinate approximately 100 homeless cats in the Tampa community

Stephens County Humane Society
Duncan, OK
Support to expand a spay/neuter program

for owned pets and stray dogs and cats in Stephens County, Oklahoma

Tails of Hope Animal Rescue
Mount Vernon, NY
Support to provide veterinary care for cats and dogs and to spay/neuter animals prior to adoption

Trails & Tails Animal Rescue
Moneta, VA
Support to spay/neuter and provide basic medical care for rescued dogs and cats prior to adoption in the Bedford, Virginia area

Valley River Humane Society
Marble, NC
Support for spay/neuter and vaccination of 200 community cats in Cherokee County, North Carolina

San Francisco, CA
Support for raising public awareness and reducing consumer demand for wildlife products, specifically shark fin, elephant ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, and lion bone

Wildlife Center of Virginia
Waynesboro, VA
Support for the rehabilitation and release of wildlife, including mammal, bird, and reptile species, with a focus on orphaned and injured animals

Winds of Change Animal Rescue
Newark, DE
Support for spay/neuter, vaccinations, and medical care for feral cats and kittens in the Newark, Delaware area

Grand Totals $1,193,920


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