ASPCA Pet Retention Fund GrantsDeadline: August 12, 2016
Communities are impacted by pet relinquishment. Lack of access to veterinary care, housing issues, and/or behavior problems are just a few of the reasons why pet owners may relinquish their animals to shelters. The ASPCA Pet Retention Fund program provides support to develop or enhance programs that will help keep pets in their homes based on their community’s unique needs.
The ASPCA Pet Retention Fund provides grants to organizations that gather information by conducting an ASPCA-provided survey of people presenting their dog or cat for relinquishment and subsequently utilize the survey results to create a program or expand an existing one that keeps people and pets together. (Survey results will need to be included as supporting documentation with the grant proposal.)
Funds may be used to assist owned animals at high risk for surrender for a variety of issues. Client selection should be based on a high likelihood of retention if assistance is provided. While funds are not limited to the following situations, some issues leading to clients presenting their animals for surrender may include: assistance for treatable medical conditions; supplies necessary to retain their pet; housing; and behavior assistance.
Amount: Up to $50,000.
Eligibility: U.S. nonprofit organizations and governmental or municipal agencies. The applicant must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants, and have the capacity to follow-up with clients and track relinquishment and retention data.