The foundation awards grants to non-profit, tax-exempt animal shelters and dog rescue groups. The application and criteria information are available now and they are accepting them through June 29, 2012.
“For the third year, Pedigree Foundation is awarding Innovation Grants to animal shelters and dog rescue groups that demonstrate real innovation and out-of-the-box thinking for raising awareness, volunteerism, donations and, ultimately, dog adoptions,” says Debra Fair, Pedigree Foundation president. “We encourage communities to work together to support dog adoption and look forward to help fund creative programs.”
The Pedigree Foundation has awarded over $4 million since 2008, and has helped many shelters and rescues make a difference in the lives of homeless pets.
The Innovation Grant is awarded to organizations specifically for programs that increase the number of dogs adopted at that shelter or rescue.
Seven shelters were awarded grants last year. The Oklahoma Humane Society of Oklahoma City, was granted $25,000 to start the “Homeward Bound Transport Program,” which will transport dogs from high-risk situations to safe destinations. Currently, the humane society has finished developing the program and their first transport is set for April 10.