The Federation makes quarterly grants of up to $5000 to member organizations for the spay or neuter of dogs, cats and pet rabbits. Priority is given to organizations that target cats, Put Bull type dogs, serve low income pet owners and areas with limited access to low cost spay/neuter services. Working collaboratively with other organizations and providing the highest number of surgeries for the lowest cost. Have you applied?
Starting in early 2007, The Federation started receiving revenue from the sales of “We Love Our Pets” specialty vehicle license plates. To proactively address the pet overpopulation problem in our state, these funds were earmarked through an agreement with the State of Washington for spay/neuter surgeries.
To be eligible for a grant, your organization must be a voting member of the Federation and current with data reporting through Shelter Animals Count. You must agree to use these grant funds solely for spay/neuter surgeries of dogs, cats and/or rabbits in Washington State, including owned pets, community cats and, in some cases, sheltered animals in communities where affordable spay/neuter access is restricted. The purpose of the grants is to increase the total number of spay/neuter surgeries performed or subsidized by your organization.
Grants must be used within six months of receipt and a final report on how funds have been utilized must be submitted. The report should include financial accounting of the grant funds, written results of the project (photos optional but appreciated) and how your organization has promoted the “Spay Neuter Adopt- We Love Pets” specialty license plates (social media, newsletters, flyers, ensuring that your company vehicles have the licenses, etc.).
To apply, log in and click this link: http://www.wafederation.org/spayneuter-grant-form/ . Application deadlines for the quarterly grant cycles are March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.
Emergency Relief Funds Available
The Federation offers Emergency Animal Relief (E.A.R.) funds to member organizations in Washington in the case of a a natural disaster, a fire or flood or wind damage at the shelter, a major fire in the community served, or a devastating epidemic in the shelter or community served.
The funds are granted by the Federation for the animals affected by the emergency or disaster – food, shelter, medicine and/or veterinary care. The funds can also be used to purchase necessary equipment for direct care of the animals, such as cages, crates or collars. Also covered are the expenses associated with transporting and/or boarding animals, if they must be housed elsewhere. The recipient organization is required to keep receipts and related documentation. Copies of the receipts need to be submitted for reimbursement by the Federation.
To expedite the process, request for Federation emergency assistance can be made by e-mail or phone to the Board President (Kathleen Olson, email@example.com | 253.988.0827 call or text)
Following the initial request, a formal request must be made in writing and sent to the Administrator Cora Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy to the Board President (email@example.com). Funding is subject to availability.