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Funding Available for TNR from Best Friends Lifesaving Grants

Applications accepted through May 11, 2012

April 4, 2012

Targeted TNR projects are now eligible to receive funding through Best Friends Animal Society's Lifesaving Grants Program! Awards range from $1,000 - $10,000.

Lifesaving Grants, administered by Best Friends in partnership with PetSmart Charities, provides funding for targeted spay/neuter projects for both free-roaming cats and "owned" cats and dogs as follows:

  • Spay/neuter projects for free-roaming community cats involving trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts / This grant will provide funding for a comprehensive TNR project for free-roaming cats in a targeted area to manage and reduce colony population. The targeted area is defined geographically, not by demographic category. Examples of target areas include: town, city, county, census tract, zip code, neighborhood, city park, mobile home park, landfill, etc.
  • Targeted spay/neuter projects for "owned" dogs and/or cats / Funding will be provided for a comprehensive targeted spay/neuter project for owned dogs and/or cats. A comprehensive targeted spay/neuter program identifies a segment of the community - geographic, demographic or animal specific - that has a critical need for low-cost spay/neuter services.

In addition to funding spay/neuter, Lifesaving Grants also supports adoption programs, specifically adoption events and adoption initiatives that increase adoption live exits from shelters.

The first cycle of Lifesaving Grants has awarded $127,500 in grants to 18 recipients. There will be three grant cycles in the upcoming calendar year; deadline for applications for the current cycle is midnight on May 11, 2012 (MST). Grants will be awarded by the end of June. For more information and to access the grant application please click here.