New Animal Welfare Grants Help Broward’s Animals Thrive

April 7, 2022
Expanding access to medical treatment that helps more dogs become healthy so they can be adopted is one of the ways the Community Foundation of Broward’s Animal Welfare grants support local animals.

More of Broward’s animals, and the people who love them, are getting a new infusion of support from the Community Foundation of Broward’s 2022 Animal Welfare grants.

The Community Foundation believes that the character of our community is reflected in the way we treat our animals. Animal Welfare grants strive to ensure that Broward’s animals – both wild and domesticated – are treated with respect and can live safely.

Thanks to local philanthropists who partner with the Community Foundation to help Broward’s animals, this year we are deploying more than $157,000 to continue the work of six innovative animal support programs. This is the second wave of a two-year, $315,000+ commitment for Animal Welfare projects that:

  • Boost pet adoptions
  • Provide free food and veterinarian care
  • Expand spay and neutering programs to reduce overpopulation
  • Support wildlife rescue
  • Create a sanctuary for abandoned horses
  • And much, much more.

The new round of Animal Welfare grants support:

  • Pet Projects for Pets, Senior Paws Program: Facilitate the adoption of older shelter dogs, which can be harder to place, by senior residents looking for companionship. Provide food, supplies and vet care, working in partnership with Broward County Animal Care and the Humane Society.  
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Horse Ranch & Sanctuary: Create a permanent, safe sanctuary for more than 100 distressed horses that have been abandoned by their owners. Provide feed, hay, supplements, veterinary care and other critical needs.
  • Cats Exclusive, Pet Samaritan Fund: Help 500 pet owners who are facing financial challenges avoid having to surrender or euthanize sick or injured animals due to the cost of care. Provide vaccinations, spaying, neutering, dental treatments and important emergency care for cats and dogs so they can stay in loving homes.
  • Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, Forever Home Revitalization Program: Replace and update habitat for native birds, tortoises and other animals that can’t be returned to the wild because of their injuries. Provide medical treatments and rehabilitative services to help more than 1,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals return to the wild each year. Educate students about the importance of protecting Broward’s wildlife.
  • South Florida Wildlife Center, Wildlife Rescue-Release Program: Rescue, treat and rehabilitate up to 2,000 sick, injured and orphaned animals per year. Launch a wildlife foster program to educate and engage residents to care for infant animals until they are old enough to move into outdoor habitats at the center.
  • Humane Society of Broward County, Heartworm Treatment for Adoptable Pets: Administer heartworm treatments to 100 dogs per year that come into the shelter with heartworms. Help these dogs recover so they can be adopted and live long and healthy lives with their new families.

Click here to learn more about how the Community Foundation’s support for Animal Welfare helps Broward’s animals.

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