TAMPA, Fla., August 25, 2022 – Florida Animal Friend announces the organization’s 2022 grant recipients, donating $702,500 to fund spay and neuter programs in Florida. The annual grants fund up to $25,000 for municipal and nonprofit organizations in Florida that provide free or low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. Florida Animal Friend, well known for its adorable Florida dog and cat license plate, is a nonprofit organization devoted to ending pet overpopulation. This year’s grants total, funded through license plate sales, is the largest amount donated to worthy organizations in the organization’s 17-year history.
Florida Animal Friend is delighted to award funding to the following organizations:
All Kitty Korner
Animal Coalition of Tampa Inc.
ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY OF SOUTH FLORIDA INC.
Be The Solution, Inc.
Big Bend TNR Inc.
Cats Alive Inc
Cats Angels Inc. SPCA
Central Brevard Humane Society
Clay County Board of County Commissioners on behalf of Clay County Animal Services
Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare of Volusia County Inc.
First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Friends of Strays, Inc.
Haven on Earth Animal League
Humane Society of North Central Florida
Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc.
Humane Society of Sarasota County
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
North Florida PAWS, Inc.
Operation Catnip of Gainesville
Operation Spay Bay
Orange County Animal Services
PAWS LEE COUNTY INC
Protectors of Companion Animals, Inc. d/b/a SNiP-it of Central Florida
Santa Rosa County Animal Services
Save Our Cats and Kittens, Inc.
Spay & Neuter Nation, Inc.
Spay N Save
SPCA of North Brevard, Inc.
St. Augustine Humane Society
TLC PetSnip, Inc.
Wags Pet Clinic, Inc. DBA Harmony Vet Care
The first quarter of each year, municipal and nonprofit agencies are encouraged to submit funding proposals for spay/neuter projects in Florida. The grant program is a highly competitive process where organizations are scored for strengths, including targeting of important animal populations, ability to increase surgery numbers above the existing baseline, cost to benefit ratio, track record of the applicant and sustainability.
There are about 6-8 million homeless cats and dogs in the United States and more than 1 million of these animals are euthanized each year. The best way to help decrease these numbers is to increase access to free and low-cost spay and neuter programs. The grant program is funded through the sale of a specialty license plate, available through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
About Florida Animal Friend
Incorporated in 2005, Florida Animal Friend’s mission is to help save the lives of countless cats and dogs by supporting organizations that offer free or low-cost spay and neuter services across Florida. The organization strives to reduce pet overpopulation by increasing awareness of programs available to pet owners and homeless pets. Grants are awarded annually and are funded through the sale of the specialty Florida Animal Friend license plates. For more on the organization or how to purchase a plate, visit www.floridaanimalfriend.org.