To kick-off Giving Tuesday, Pedigree Foundation announced its 2019 grant awards, totaling more than $825,000 in grants to 327 different shelters and rescue organizations across the country to help get more dogs adopted.
With this year's contributions, Pedigree Foundation has provided 5,500 grants totaling more than $8 million in donations since 2008 to support people and organizations committed to finding forever homes for deserving dogs.
"For more than a decade, Pedigree Foundation has supported rescues and shelters in a shared mission to end pet homelessness," said Kimberly Spina, President of Pedigree Foundation Board of Directors. "We continue to be inspired by the amazing work from these organizations and are so proud that our grant programs can provide even more opportunities to maximize their community impact and find loving homes for dogs in need."
Two cornerstones of Pedigree Foundation's grant efforts are the Dogs Rule Grant and Role Model Shelter Grant. Dogs Rule grants are innovative two-year initiatives that could serve as a best practice for other shelters and rescues to implement. The Role Model Shelter grant provides support for a shelter to implement a best practice with the purpose of getting more dogs adopted.
In addition, Pedigree Foundation will provide more than 30 shelters and rescue organizations with program development grants to support their adoption efforts.
In addition to the above grants, Pedigree Foundation also contributed $15,000 for disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas where an estimated 4,000 dogs needed medical care and transportation. Through American Humane, Greater Good and Big Dog Ranch Rescue, dogs in Abaco, Nassau and Grand Island received much needed support. Pedigree Foundation also provided $100,000 in funding for 14 rescue and shelter organizations as part of the Hallmark Channel's American Rescue Dog Show Adoption Grants.
These collective grants would not be possible without the dedication of dog lovers everywhere who are passionate about finding dogs in need of their forever homes. In support of this mission, all proceeds made from Pedigree Foundation Dogs Rule gear store will support shelter and rescue grants. Visit www.dogsrulestore.com to shop now.
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