TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Animal Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation, announces the 2016 recipients of their grant award. This funding provides the opportunity for municipal and non-profit organizations to focus on no-cost and low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout Florida. Florida Animal Friend is pleased to be able to award more than $478,000 to these organizations based on their applications, which are reviewed by the Florida Animal Friend grant review committee.
The organization's grant funds are generated by the sale of a specialty license plate highlighting the spay and neuter message. The 2016 recipients include:
Alachua County Humane Society
Animal Welfare Society of South Florida
Central Brevard Humane Society
Gulf Coast Humane Society
Hardee County BOCC-Animal Control Dept.
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Lake City Humane Society
Miami-Dade County Animal Services
North Florida PAWS
Operation Catnip of Gainesville
P.A.W.S. Lee County
SNIP-it of Central Florida
First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Spay N Save
Spay The Strays
St. Augustine Humane Society
In this competitive process, organizations are weighed on criteria including an understanding of overpopulation issues, thorough communication, plan development, implementation and whether resources and talent needed to implement such planning are in place. Florida Animal Friend is celebrating its 10 year anniversary of pursuing its important mission.
The grant program is funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates, available through the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. These funds increase the number of alteration surgeries, which greatly reduces pet overpopulation and ultimately saves the lives of homeless cats and dogs. Florida Animal Friend is proud to have awarded the 2016 grants of up to $25,000 per organization.
ABOUT FLORIDA ANIMAL FRIEND
Incorporated in 2005, Florida Animal Friend's mission is to help save the lives of countless cats and dogs by supporting organizations that offer free or low-cost spay and neuter services across Florida. The organization strives to reduce pet overpopulation by increasing awareness of programs available to pet owners and homeless pets. Grants are awarded annually and are funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates. For more, visit www.floridaanimalfriend.org.
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