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Save the Bats - Fearless Funding for a Not-So-Scary Subject

It wasn’t easy coming up with a Halloween topic for this blog. Grants for ghost seemed like an obvious choice, but as it turns out, financial assistance for paranormal activity has dwindled in the past few years. It seems that money for monsters and funding for Frankenstein just isn’t what it used to be. As good as our database is, queries for vampires and werewolves also left us howling in vain. Bats to the rescue! Literally! Far more valuable than just a tongue-in-cheek Halloween topic, bats are a vital force for good in the greater scheme of things. Mother Nature is the spirit we will be channeling today as we bring funding opportunities to help save the bats and more.

K9 Cops to Dog Parks: Finding Funding for Fido

We already shared one article about grants for pets that municipalities are eligible to apply for. In honor of the dog days of summer, we fetched three more important canine-related grants that will make local governments perk up their ears for details:

Grants for Pets and Their Companions

When it comes to grants, communities of people come to mind. Many are not aware of the variety of financial aid available for Fido, too. While there is no denying we love our pets, there is also no denying that municipal animal shelters require scarce public resources. The first step in getting help for hounds to ease already strained budgets is to be aware of what kind of aid is out there. State and foundation grants for spay and neuter programs are justifiably popular. It has been well documented that they make a difference. But reducing the number of unwanted animals is only one way to keep shelter populations down. There are programs to assist low-income people with vet bills to make it less likely they will surrender their pets. Likewise, people in hospice and domestic violence situations may also find help keeping their beloved companions when they need them most. The Los Angeles Times shared a promising new intervention model pioneered by animal control employees in South Los Angeles and a nonprofit rescue that helped 2,041 pets stay in their homes and out of shelters in the first nine months of its inception.

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