The Pedigree Foundation has awarded a total of US$226,000 in Innovation Grants to 10 organizations, who will use the money to help fund programs that provide care for homeless dogs.

The grants are awarded to organizations that help improve adoption rates and the welfare of animals through the use of new and innovative ideas. The recipients are:

• Central Missouri Humane Society of Columbia, Missouri (US$25,000)
• Charleston Animal Society of North Charleston, South Carolina (US$15,000)
• Dubuque Regional Humane Society of Dubuque, Iowa (US$25,000)
• Houston Humane Society of Houston, Texas (US$25,000)
• Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, California (US$25,000)
• Leon County Humane Society of Tallahassee, Florida (US$25,000)
• Muttville Senior Dog Rescue of San Francisco, California (US$12,000)
• North Shore Animal League of Port Washington, New York (US$25,000)
• Washington Animal Rescue League of Washington, DC (US$25,000)
• West Suburban Humane Society of Downers Grove, Illinois (US$24,000)