Pinellas Animal Services Offers Animal Welfare Grants
The reimbursement grants will go to nonprofits to provide services that benefit Pinellas County animals. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Pinellas County Animal Services is funding reimbursement grants in Fiscal Year 2019 for nonprofit agencies to provide services that benefit the animals of Pinellas County.
Agencies must use the funds provided through the Animal Welfare Trust Fund on preventive care, microchips, sterilization or trap-neuter-vaccinate-return programs to be eligible. Organizations must apply by Aug. 31.
Preventive Care & Microchips: Animal Services is providing reimbursement to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations within Pinellas County that provide preventive veterinary care and microchips for pets of low-income residents in the county.
Sterilization & Microchips: Animal Services is providing reimbursement to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations within Pinellas County that provide sterilization services and microchips for pets of low-income residents in the county.
TNVR: Animal Services is providing reimbursement to nonprofit 501(c)(3) community cat organizations within Pinellas County that operate a TNVR program in accordance with county ordinances.
Animal Services will allocate $45,000 for preventive care, microchips and sterilization programs, and will allocate $15,000 to TNVR programs. The application period for the reimbursement grants closes Aug. 31. The Fiscal Year 2019 program begins Oct. 1 and runs through Aug. 31. Application information is available at pinellascounty.org.
Through the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, residents are able to donate directly to benefit animals under Pinellas County Animal Services’ care. This fund was established to provide for the receipt of gifts, grants and awards of money from either public or private donors to be placed in a trust and appropriated for the exclusive use, welfare and benefit of domestic animals within Pinellas County. The trust fund makes it possible to care for a larger number of animals and provides for special needs assistance such as extra medications, specialty food and items for cats and dogs that the shelter might not otherwise be able to provide. For information or to apply got a grant, go to pinellascounty.org.
Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday with the adoption center closing at 5:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and services include adoptions. Rabies vaccinations are administered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. The facility is closed on all Pinellas County holidays.
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