Florida Animal Friend awards annual spay and neuter grants of up to $25,000 per organization to municipal and nonprofit agencies in the state of Florida who provide free or low-cost spay and neuter services to cats and dogs. Sound like your organization? Apply for a grant today! Or if you know someone who works for a shelter, agency or clinic that is doing the important work of fighting animal homelessness and overpopulation, tell them about our nonprofit animal rescue grants!
Grant applications are available every January 1st, and the deadline for submission is April 1st. In August, we announce the winners of these nonprofit animal rescue grants, and the grant funds are released on August 15th. Follow-up reports are due September 1st of the following year in order to check in on each grant recipient’s progress. Have questions about what’s involved or how to apply? Check out our comprehensive Grant FAQ page.
In the United States, Roughly 6–8 million homeless cats and dogs enter shelters every year. Unfortunately, we know that more than 2.7 million otherwise healthy animals are euthanized annually, and that there are many more homeless pets that never make it to shelters. So, how can we bring that number down? The most effective way to decrease the number of animals put to sleep each year is by increasing access to free and low-cost spay and neuter programs.
Here’s how you can help Florida Animal Friend directly reduce the homeless pet population in our state: