Humane Society for Shelter Pets Introduces Grant Program for Local Dog and Cat Shelters

HSSP grants could reduce overhead shelter costs for non-profit dog and cat shelters.

Posted: March 28, 2012, 8 p.m. EST

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The HSSP can help shelters with fundraising, payment processing and web design and hosting.
The Humane Society for Shelter Pets launched a grant program to help dog and cat shelters reduce their overhead costs through a series of free services, the organization reported today.

Through the Assistance Grants Program, the HSSP will provide non-profit dog and cat shelters with services including fundraising ads through Google Ad Words, credit card processing and website design and hosting.

“We are trying to get the message out about giving locally, and this is a way for us to walk the walk ourselves and give back to local shelters,” said Amy Engle, director of communications for the HSSP.

The HSSP did not set a floor or ceiling for the number of grants it will provide to shelters for cats and dogs, but will determine the number of grants it will issue month by month on a rolling basis, according to Engle.

The HSSP formed in November 2011 and announced its presence through a series of ads that disparaged the Humane Society of the United States and encouraged readers to donate to local dog and cat shelters. Since the HSSP launched, more than 800 shelters, rescues and humane societies have pledged support for the organization through its website, and the HSSP’s Facebook page has garnered about 37,000 “likes.”

Shelters can apply for the assistance grants through the HSSP website under the Resources section.
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Walt    Ludowici, GA

4/1/2012 5:13:19 AM


TJF    Miami, FM

3/30/2012 12:04:54 AM

I think that its equally important to support the Humane Society of the U.S. I have been a member for years. The HSUS have helped to create and facilitate new laws being passed, for the protection of ALL animals, including farm animals. The HSUS works on a global scale. They do give grant money for shelters in disasters
(like during Katrina in New Orleans )but the work they do is on a larger scale: to get laws changed to further animal protection, stop dog fighting, close down huge puppy mills closed, vetting and re-homing the mill animals, as well as going into disaster zones, including tornado and flood ravaged areas of the U.S. to help people find their pets as well as rescuing strays and livestock. During these disasters, the HSUS has given grant money to re-build shelters, too. If you are not familiar with what they actually do, its easy to just say " oh, so their money doesn't support local shelters." That is not how the HSUS works at all. Visit their website and read about them. And no, I don't work for them. :) They are an amazing organization.

Bill & Lorraine    Manhattan, NY

3/29/2012 7:16:31 PM

Great News

Anon    City, CA

3/29/2012 6:42:44 PM


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