Grants available to vets from
Feeding Pets of the Homeless
FEEDING Pets of the Homeless founder and executive director, Genevieve Frederick, has announced grants of up to $1000 will be awarded to veterinarians to create a plan to deliver medical care and vaccinations to pets of the homeless in their respective communities.
Ms Frederick said: “The Feeding Pets of the Homeless organization has been providing pet food through its members who collect pet food and deliver it to food banks and soup kitchens that have agreed to distribute the pet food to their clients. With cash donations that the organization receives, we are now able to provide grants that will guarantee that a small population of pets will get the medical treatment and preventative care they need and deserve. Pets of the Homeless provide unconditional love, loyalty, warmth and sometimes security for their owners. We are asking pet lovers to let their veterinarians know about this opportunity to help pets of the homeless. Veterinarians are not required to be members.
“The homeless are skeptical of going into a situation where their pet might be taken from them. The grants are intended to give licensed veterinarians the flexibility to administer medical care where the homeless live; whether in a homeless encampment or at a shelter. By reaching out, veterinarians will be helping those who can not or choose not to give vaccinations and medical care to their pets due to the costs and/or the lack of knowledge of the importance of that care.”
Grant application and guidelines are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a request. Please include the veterinarian’s name, hospital/clinic, address and phone number.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless is a non-profit member organization. Our members collect pet food and deliver it to food banks and/or soups kitchens that have agreed to distribute the food to the homeless and impoverished. Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, we co-ordinate and support our members. We collect donations, distribute grant applications to veterinarians, review and award grants, and we provide marketing materials and promote the organization for our members to the national media. More information and locations of collection sites can be found at www.petsofhomeless.org or call (775) 841-7463.