Though the ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, our work doesn’t stop there—far from it. Awarding grants is one of the important ways we support programs large and small in every single state. In 2010, the ASPCA was able to help more than 1 million animals through grants, and by the end of the year, we will award over $6 million to animal welfare organizations all around the country.
This year, ASPCA grants went to help organizations bolster spay/neuter programs, cope with natural disasters, care for animals rescued from abusive situations and combat animal cruelty, among many other efforts. Here are just a few of the hundreds of grants that we were able to give this year thanks to the contributions of our dedicated supporters.
- $100,000 to the Louisiana SPCA for the Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program in response to the BP Oil Spill. The program assists families whose livelihoods were affected by the spill with free veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery and provides short-term pet care support.
- $12,000 to Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue of Lancaster, CA, for veterinary and farrier care for 166 wild horses. Lifesavers rescued the equines from a Nevada livestock auction.
- $353,000 to New York City Animal Care & Control to help pay for medical care.
- $4,500 to the Cat Spay/Neuter Connection of Omaha, NE, for a program that helps increase spaying/neutering among pets of low-income families. The program aims to reduce the number of cats and kittens entering local shelters.
- $3,000 for Shelter from the Storm Rescue in Madison, WI, for a spay/neuter initiative targeting Pit Bulls.
- $5,000 to the Houston Humane Society in Houston, TX, for care of the 87 dogs and six kittens the Society’s cruelty officers seized from a Tehana County puppy mill in February.