Paw Prints Humane Society of Sedona, Inc. in Sedona, Ariz. created the Mobile Adoption Vehicle to house at-risk animals in Northern Arizona. Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Eatontown, N.J. focused on dogs with behavioral issues with the creation of their Dog Behavioral Department. In California, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey developed a program that pairs at-risk children with dogs who are then taught basic skills, giving both the dogs and children a gratifying experience.
According to mars.com, as a part of the PEDIGREE Foundation Innovation Grants, each charity was awarded between $10,000 and $25,000 grants to put their prize-winning plans into action. The time has come again for charities and non-profits to gather to invent creative programs to encourage dog adoption.
Interested dog shelters and dog rescue groups must fill out an application stating a program objective, detailed strategy, projected budget and measures of success. The applications for 2012 were released two weeks ago.
Groups must sign up before 4 p.m. on June 29. For more information on applying, visit www.pedigreefoundation.org.
To apply for a grant, visit the aforementioned website and click on the “Apply for a Grant” link. Non-profits with 501(c)(3) credentials must first create a pre-qualifying account before they apply for Innovation Grants. Grants will be awarded in the fall of 2012.
For the third year in a row, the PEDIGREE Foundation hopes to decrease the number of homeless dogs in the country. Unfortunately, according to PEDIGREE’s website, more than four million dogs are placed in shelters and breed rescue organizations each year and about half of them never find a home.