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Florida Animal Friend Disburses $547,450 to 25 Grant Recipients to Help Fund Free and Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Services Statewide

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Florida Animal Friend Disburses $547,450 to 25 Grant Recipients to Help Fund Free and Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Services Statewide

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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Animal Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending pet overpopulation, announced the 2018 recipients of their annual grant awards. This funding provides the opportunity for municipal and non-profit organizations to implement and/or continue no-cost and low-cost spay and neuter programs throughout Florida. Florida Animal Friend is pleased to award more than $547,450 to these organizations based on their applications, which are reviewed by the Florida Animal Friend grant review committee.

Incorporated in 2005, Florida Animal Friend's mission is to help save the lives of countless unwanted cats and dogs by supporting organizations that offer free or low-cost spay and neuter services across the state of Florida. The organization strives to reduce the pet overpopulation problem by increasing awareness of programs available to pet owners and homeless pets. Grants are awarded annually and are funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates. Visit www.floridaanimalfriend.org.

Florida Animal Friend is proud to award this year's grants of up to $25,000 to the following organizations:

A HOPE for Santa Rosa County FL, Inc.
Alachua County Humane Society
Animal Welfare Society of South Florida
Be The Solution, Inc.
Cat Depot
Central Brevard Humane Society
City of New Smyrna Beach
First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Miami-Dade County Animal Services
North Florida PAWS, Inc.
Operation Catnip of Gainesville
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Paws Lee Country Inc.
Pay to Spay, Inc.
Pet Pal Rescue, Inc.
Protectors of Companion Animals, Inc.
Putnam County Animal Control
SAFE Pet Rescue
Santa Rosa County Animal Services
Sheltering Hands, Inc.
SNIP, Inc.
Spay N Save, Inc.
St. Augustine Humane Society
Suwannee PAWS, Inc.

Throughout the grant application process, organizations are evaluated on criteria including their degree of knowledge and understanding of pet overpopulation issues; communication skills; plan development; plan implementation, and whether the resources and talent are in place at their organization to properly carry out their proposed plans.

The Florida Animal Friend grant program is funded through the sale of their specialty license plates, available through the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. Grant funds increase the number of alteration surgeries, which greatly reduces pet overpopulation and ultimately saves the lives of homeless cats and dogs.

About Florida Animal Friend

Incorporated in 2005, Florida Animal Friend's mission is to help save the lives of countless cats and dogs by supporting organizations that offer free or low-cost spay and neuter services across Florida. The organization strives to reduce pet overpopulation by increasing awareness of programs available to pet owners and homeless pets. Grants are awarded annually and are funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates. For more, visit www.floridaanimalfriend.org.

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