TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Animal Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing pet overpopulation, announces the 2015 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 over $580,000 to these organizations based on their applications, which are reviewed by the Florida Animal Friend grant review committee.
The 2015 recipients include:
- Animal Aid Inc.
- Animal Rescue Coalition
- Animal Shelter Foundation
- CARE Feline TNR Inc.
- Clay County Humane Society Inc.
- Flagler Humane Society Inc.
- Gainesville Pet Rescue
- Gulf Shore Animal League Inc.
- Halifax Humane Society
- Humane Society of Greater Miami
- Humane Society of Levy County Inc.
- Humane Society of Manatee County Inc.
- Humane Society of Pensacola Inc.
- Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County
- Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County Inc.
- Jacksonville Animal Care & Protective Services
- Lee County Domestic Animal Services
- Nassau Humane Society
- North Florida Animal Rescue
- Operation: SNIP Inc.
- Osceola County Animal Services
- Panhandle Animal Welfare Society
- Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm
- Putnam County Animal Control
- SPCA Florida
- St. Francis Pet Care Inc.
- Stray Aid & Rescue Inc.
- This is the Dog!
- TLC PetSnip Inc.
In this highly competitive process, organizations are weighed on criteria including an understanding of the overpopulation issues, thorough communication, plan development, implementation and whether resources and talent needed to implement such planning are in place.
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 2015 grants of up to $25,000, which help these organizations with their implementation efforts.
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.
SOURCE Florida Animal Friend