Welcome To Florida Animal Friend!
Florida Animal Friend is a non-profit organization devoted to helping fund these organizations’ costs of spaying and neutering homeless pets by awarding grants. These grants are funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plate. Please help prevent the overpopulation of pets by purchasing a license plate from Florida Animal Friend. By purchasing this license plate and donating to show your support, we become one step closer to ensuring that all animals can have a safe, happy and loving home.
Grant Applications are Now Being Accepted
Florida Animal Friend is now accepting grant applications to organizations from around the state that are striving to make a difference in the pet over-population problem by providing free or low-cost spay and neuter programs. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.
Previous winners of Florida Animal Friend Grants are invited to apply, funds are not limited to first-time applicants. However, previous grant recipients may not apply until the year after their grant completion. The grant winners will be announced in August with funds being released to the winners in mid-to-late August.
In the Spotlight: Operation Catnip of Gainesville
Operation Catnip of Gainesville is one of three spay-neuter programs with a mission to reduce feral and stray cat populations through sterilization. It is entirely run by volunteers including veterinary students, veterinary technicians and cat lovers. Operation Catnip has sterilized more than 40,000 community cats between 1998 and 2014. Its office is located at 4205 NW 6th Street next door to the Alachua County Humane Society.