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Animal Welfare Awards

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    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter
    PAAS Ride to Rescue
    April 10, 2018
    Awarded: $203,932
    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, PAAS, launched the Ride to Rescue program in 2016 to address pet overpopulation in rural Oklahoma. The Ride to Rescue program is a network of nearly 50 partners representing municipal shelters and rescues to collaborate on filling a weekly transport of adoptable animals to intake partner Dumb Friends League in Denver, CO. Since inception almost 3,000 animals have been saved through this innovative approach to rural sheltering issues. PAAS anticipates to transport over 2,000 in 2018. The long-term goal of the program is to promote collaborations in animal welfare, help smaller, more isolated organizations improve operations to include best practices, address overpopulation through transport, spay/neuter and humane education programs and provide quality, adoptable pets to communities in high demand.
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    Patrons of Oklahoma City Animal Shelter
    Community Cat Program
    April 4, 2018
    Awarded: $120,000
    Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has partnered with Central Oklahoma Humane Society to implement a full-scale community cat program to increase the live release rate for cats in Oklahoma City. The program focus is on spay/neuter of all stray, or community, cats entering the shelter and returning them to the area where they were living. Sterilization and release programs have been proven as effective for managing community cat populations and the project anticipates service to 4,000 cats over the next two years.
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    Dumb Friends League
    Harmony Equine Center Managed Admissions Program
    April 4, 2018
    Awarded: $600,000
    In 2016 the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center implemented a successful pilot program to increase the number of equine adoptions and qualified equine adopters. Committed to continuing the existing annual operations long term, Harmony Equine Center will continue to transition at least 200 equines from law enforcement and trusted shelter partners each year. In 2018 Harmony Equine Center will launch a managed admission pilot program to open their doors to owner-relinquished horses. The pilot will include a mobile unit that will be available for in the field evaluation and transition services to include training, adoption or end of life options. The pilot program projects to assist 300-400 horses over the next two years.
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    Horses’ Haven
    Transitioning a Sanctuary into an Adoption Agency
    March 26, 2018
    Awarded: $50,000
    As winners of the Madi Memorial Grant, Horses’ Haven will be piloting the concept of transforming from a sanctuary to a full-scale adoption program. Grant monies will allow their trained volunteer force of 80 the space and facilities they need to put quality time into each horse in transition, moving them out of lifetime care at the agency and into good homes - thereby freeing up space to help many more horses in transition. The Madi Memorial Grant will empower Horses’ Haven to nearly triple adoptions in the first year. Horses’ Haven’s new workspace, to be named the Madi Patrick Memorial Arena, will honor Madi’s legacy by serving local youth groups such as 4-H, Pony Club, and Detroit Horse Power while simultaneously increasing the visibility of adoptable horses. Horses’ Haven is poised to inspire other sanctuaries nationwide to find innovative ways to place horses previously considered unadoptable and transform into successful adoption agencies. 
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    Nexus Equine
    The Oklahoma 4-H Equine Makeover
    March 16, 2018
    Awarded: $50,000
    The Oklahoma 4-H Equine Makeover is a collaboration of Nexus Equine, the horse industry and Oklahoma State University/4-H Extension. Nexus Equine will provide horses in transition to 4-H youth participants for a 90 to 120 day training period, culminating in two different showcase events. The program consists of hands-on development of horsemanship skills and incorporates educational requirements in the form of written and verbal tasks, promoting a more well-rounded and meaningful leadership opportunity for participating 4-H youth. The showcase will allow Nexus to increase adoptions by a projected 91% in their third year of operations, increasing adoptability of horses in transition and providing constructive educational opportunities to developing horsemen and women.
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    Charleston Animal Society
    Helping Hands for Rural Paws (HHRP)
    March 9, 2018
    Awarded: $726,660
    Charleston Animal Society (CAS) will not rest until every companion animal in the county and, ultimately the state, is cared for and pet owners have access to supportive resources and veterinary care. The two most prevalent barriers to veterinary care are accessibility and affordability, especially in South Carolina’s rural communities.  This is consistent with the plight of rural communities across the South and the Nation.  Many “forgotten” communities in outlying rural areas of Charleston County cannot access the sheltering system, veterinarians or even animal control.  By the time animal control officers respond to calls, if they are called, animals are often in critical condition.
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    Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs
    International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control
    March 6, 2018
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) mission is to advance non-surgical fertility control so as to effectively and humanely reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs. Since 2000, ACC&D has served as a unique bridge between the animal welfare, scientific, veterinary, and pharmaceutical communities. They strive to bring all parties together with an aligned purpose: the betterment of companion animal health and welfare by expanding options for controlling feline and canine reproduction. ACC&D strives to be a catalyst for action in the field of non-surgical sterilization, always basing their work on sound science.
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    SPCA of Texas
    Equine Expansion Program
    February 28, 2018
    Awarded: $1,503,000
    The SPCA of Texas serves the Dallas/Fort Worth and greater North Texas area as an intake and holding facility resource for horses seized from neglect and abuse investigations. Recognizing the need in equine welfare to provide better support to horse owners, the SPCA must expand their current operations and facilities to include managed admission for horses in need of transition. Expanding the SPCA of Texas Equine Program will offer options for owners to surrender horses before they fall at risk, and for potential adopters to be matched with trained horses that fit their needs. Working in partnership with The Right Horse Initiative, the SPCA projects to increase adoptions and transfers from 75 to 330 horses annually at the end of the three-year project.
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    Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
    Measuring the One Health Impacts of the Pets for Life Program
    February 21, 2018
    Awarded: $400,000
    The Pets for Life as a One Health intervention research project is a collaboration between the University of Denver's Institute for Human-Animal Connection and Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life. The Pets for Life programs will be run through mentorship agreements with four local organizations: Seattle, WA by Seattle Humane; Madison, WI by Dane County Humane Society; Granger, WA by Yakima Humane Society; and Wilder, ID by Idaho Humane Society. The community-based Research Assistants will be housed by each Pets for Life organization but will report directly to the University of Denver research team. The research will require data collection from local and state governmental and non-profit organizations, including animal shelters, animal recues and public health organizations.
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    Dumb Friends League
    Equine Welfare Development Pilot Program
    February 12, 2018
    Awarded: $100,000
    The equine welfare development program is a pilot program designed to create a strategic model for donor acquisition, stewardship and gift acquisition that nonprofit equine welfare agencies can apply to ensure that they receive adequate program funding to sustain an impactful equine welfare organization.
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    Oklahoma City University
    Cat House Art Project
    January 29, 2018
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Cat House project will invite local artists and designers to build winter cat shelters in response to Oklahoma City’s feral cat population. Working in tandem with students of Oklahoma City University’s School of Visual Arts (OKCU SVA) and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane), five selected artists will be commissioned for two components of the project. Following training provided by OK Humane on best practices for the creation of the shelters, artists will lead students for two workshops each. During these 10 total workshop days, students will complete 25-50 A-frame shelters under the instruction of the artists. Students will have the benefit of learning new methods, styles, and techniques from professional artists, as they individualize each shelter with its own creative design.
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    Saving Misfit Animals
    Saving Misfit Animals
    January 10, 2018
    Awarded: $5,000
    Mutt Misfits exists to help unwanted animals in situations that could lead to harm or euthanasia. They primarily focus on animals with major medical issues that are often overlooked. They work to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets in Oklahoma shelters by providing lifesaving services to pets in need. By partnering with the shelters and the public, they promote responsible pet ownership, spay and neuter, and the adoption of special needs pets.
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    Days End Farm Horse Rescue
    Client Focused Adoption Project
    December 31, 2017
    Awarded: $250,000
    Since its founding, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) has gone from a small non-profit sheltering a few horses to a full-scale, well-respected national rescue and rehabilitation facility sheltering 110 to 150 horses annually. All horses come through animal protection agencies from across Maryland and surrounding states. After their rehabilitation, the horses are evaluated and provided the training needed to best prepare them for adoption. DEFHR utilizes principles of natural horsemanship in an effort to help each horse realize its full potential as an equine partner.
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    American Horse Council Foundation
    Operation Chip
    December 18, 2017
    Awarded: $15,000
    Horses in transition can be vulnerable to getting lost in the pipeline. Ensuring these horses have a way to be tracked and either their previous, or current, owner located is critical to ensuring they lead long, safe lives, and have the opportunity to have a second (or third or fourth) career. Additional data also suggests that the demand for chips has increased 100% each year for the past four years, and 70% of respondents surveyed by The Jockey Club agreed that the U.S. should adopt microchips as means of identification for equines.
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    Maryland Horse Council
    Maryland Equine Transition Services (METS)
    December 14, 2017
    Awarded: $750,000
    The Maryland Horse Council (MHC), in collaboration with Days End Farm Horse Rescue, The Right Horse Initiative and other key stakeholders in the Maryland horse industry, is piloting a unique statewide equine assistance network program. The Maryland Equine Transition Services (METS) project will create a statewide safety for horses and their owners when in need of assistance, resources, surrender or end of life services. The METS program will consist of a mobile team and a network of equine veterinary and welfare professionals who will provide at home/barn assessments, assist with owner surrender or transitions, provide assistance in veterinary or end of life services as well as be an overall resource to the equine community of Maryland. The METS pilot program will be assessed over a three year period and expects to assist over 500 horses in that time.
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    3 Girls Animal Rescue
    Training and Education
    December 6, 2017
    Awarded: $7,500
    3 Girls Animal Rescue is a small, but growing, foster based animal rescue working to save the animals of local municipal shelters and transport them to areas of higher adoption demand. As any young nonprofit, 3GAR recognizes the need for further training and education in nonprofit management and animal welfare and will invest in their future with the courses and conventions that will give them the opportunity to learn and grow.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Fall Animal Well Fair
    November 21, 2017
    Awarded: $1,215
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest animal-related charity in the state of Oklahoma with the goal of eliminating euthanasia in our community. The Fall Animal Well Fair was an off-site adoption event held on October 1, 2017. Fifteen animals were offered for adoption at a reduced rate and nine of them found homes.
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    Kentucky Humane Society
    T.R.O.T (Transport Relocation Operations Team)
    November 15, 2017
    Awarded: $150,000
    The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) T.R.O.T Program is the winner of the first Right Idea Innovation Grant Challenge. To connect good people with good horses, KHS will create a transportation network to ensure that there is a diversity of available horses in various markets. For example, Kentucky has a large number of gaited horses, Saddlebreds and Thoroughbreds; other regions of the country have a heavy influence of other breeds.
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    Target Zero
    Oklahoma City Region Animal Sheltering Best Practices Assessment and Fellowship
    November 7, 2017
    Awarded: $41,892
    Target Zero helps municipal animal shelters achieve a 90% or greater save-rate through a well-established process involving a shelter and community assessment followed by a multi-year Fellowship with the goal of increasing the live release rate of animals in Oklahoma County. They will work with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and Central Oklahoma Humane Society to identify key target areas for site visits and introductions of best practices.
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    Nexus Equine
    Equine Angel Fund
    November 7, 2017
    Awarded: $50,000
    The Nexus Equine Angel Fund Program exists to financially assist Oklahoma horse owners with the provision of veterinary care and other health services that are not financially feasible. The Angel Fund Program allows horses to receive the necessary care and as a result, are retained in their homes. This program will allow horse owners the option of keeping their horse and horses will not be put in at-risk situations, including but not limited to auction environments, neglect, suffering and even death. Nexus collaborates with equine health professionals to establish a team approach for the well-being of each horse in the program.
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    Get Your Pet
    Get Your Pet
    November 1, 2017
    Awarded: $750,000
    Animal shelters and pet rescues do wonderful work, but the current, shelter-based system for pet adoption is in crisis, and it needs our help. Get Your Pet is a simple, smart and humane way to keep pets out of shelters, one that also increases shelters’ ability to care for the homeless and abused animals that really need them.
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    Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania - New Bolton Center
    Equine Health and Welfare Lecture Series
    October 2, 2017
    Awarded: $25,000
    Penn Vet's New Bolton Center has a deep commitment to Equine Health and Welfare, and recently received a gift which we have designated towards a Professorship in Equine Health and Welfare. This Professor will be an expert in this area, and will instruct future equine veterinarians and guide the equine community as a whole in addressing some of the horrific and complex welfare issues facing horses in our geographical location and beyond. To begin to raise awareness of some of these issues, educate the Penn Vet community about the depth and breadth of the subject of welfare, and have an opportunity to meet and learn more about the candidates and their areas of expertise, they will be holding a 7-part lecture series. Each candidate, as well as the chairs of the Professorship Search Committee will give a lecture describing their work, their philosophies, areas of research and clinical work, as well as discuss their ideas on program implementation should they be appointed as Professor.
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    EQUUS Film Festival
    EQUUS Film Festival New York City Sponsor
    September 27, 2017
    Awarded: $5,000
    The EQUUS Film Festival festival was created to highlight and award the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse. The festival empowers storytellers to show the rich history and diverse tapestry of horses in human culture through equestrian content. They have feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, commercials, training educational materials, art and literature. As home to the storytellers of the horse world, the EQUUS Film Festival, November 17-19, 2017 in New York City, is the first event of its kind dedicated to equestrian-themed film, fine art and authors. The EQUUS Panels, EQUUS Pop-Up artist, filmmaker and literary gallery, Free Saturday family films and fun fest, Sunday tours of the Carriage Horses Stables, and a FRIDAY evening VIP Party, winding up with the WININE Award Ceremony, are all part of the festival event program.
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    Certified Horsemanship Association
    Horse Rehoming to Certified Riding Instructors and Accredited Equine Facilities
    September 13, 2017
    Awarded: $14,000
    Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) completed a member survey in 2016 and found that one of their members' biggest needs right now is finding good school horses for their lesson programs. Their members' primary concerns about purchasing a rehomed horse from a facility are: not having enough information on the horse's background, making sure that the horse is ready for a beginner to ride, and lastly, not having the funds to ship the horse from a different state or another part of a large state. Through a collaborative partnership with Colorado State University and Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center CHA programs will have access to a large group of horses in transition. Through this pilot program Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center will assess horses as candidates for training and Colorado State University students will be assigned qualifying horses for training.
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    Colorado State University Foundation
    Regional Training Center for Horses in Transition
    September 12, 2017
    Awarded: $508,080
    Building on the success of the initial pilot program Colorado State University’s (CSU) Temple Grandin Equine Center is piloting an expansion of the Regional Training Center model. The partnership with CSU will work in collaboration with the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center and Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and will focus on training transition horses for placement in equine-assisted therapy, beginner horsemanship programs or other placement opportunities. The goal of this project is to create an infrastructure in which transition horses receive the care and training required for them to be prime candidates for non-traditional adoption or placement opportunities in therapy and/or beginner riding programs. With replication on a national scale this model has the potential to move a large number of horses through transition, allowing adoption agencies to increase their capacity to help more horses in need.
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    Mississippi Horses
    The Safe Horse Auction and Equine Fair
    August 22, 2017
    Awarded: $5,000
    The Safe Horse Project is a partnership of equine organizations and volunteers who want to make a difference in the welfare of horses in Mississippi. In a collaborative effort to change the way the horse industry buys and sells horses they are providing a new, innovative venue to help facilitate the movement of horses in transition. The Safe Horse Auction and Equine Fair is a one-day event that will provide a safe auction for horse owners to sell or buy as well as include local adoption agencies to offer horses for adoption. This all-day event will also include training demonstrations, a flea market, silent auction, as well as basic services including- microchipping, NIP registry, veterinary consultation, dentistry, and farrier. The event will run in conjunction with a One Day Open Shelter to provide resources or services to many horses in transition throughout the state.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Hero Awards
    July 20, 2017
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s primary goal is to end the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in central Oklahoma. Since founding in 2007, our programs have served nearly 110,000 pets. In their first 10 years we have made great strides toward this goal including increasing the live release rate from the Oklahoma City animal shelter from 25% in 2007 to 75% in 2017. Support of the Hero Awards enables the expansion of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s innovative and life-saving programs benefiting pets in our community.
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    Pet Angels Rescue
    New Adoption Center - Increasing Capacity Project
    April 10, 2017
    Awarded: $10,000
    Pet Angels Rescue Increasing Capacity Project is to utilize the brand new adoption center to its fullest capacity by saving many more animals each year. Pet Angels collaborates with a network of animal welfare groups, rural animal welfare operators, city and county shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to helping rural shelters with no available space and high euthanasia rates, to save more animals lives. A critical need for more quality shelters is highlighted by the findings of "The Oklahoma Animal Study," a recent two year research conducted by the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Live Release Project Step-Down Challenge Grant
    February 13, 2017
    Awarded: $100,000
    The purpose of the Oklahoma City Live Release Project was to introduce two new programs that would continue to increase the percent of animals leaving the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter alive. To this end, the relocation and bottle baby nursery programs were introduced in 2016. The goals for each of these programs were: 1) Relocation -- 1,500 dogs transported in year one and 1,800 in year two, and, 2) Bottle Baby Nursery -- 250 neonates in year one and up to 2,000 in year two. Both programs were designed to address populations that were at risk of being euthanized at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    National 1-Day Open Door Shelter Project
    February 8, 2017
    Awarded: $156,000
    Horse Plus Humane Society will expand on their pilot program-One Day Open Shelters/Last Act of Kindness Clinics and will hold twelve (12) 1-Day Open Door Shelters at various locations across the United States throughout 2017. Surrendered horses will be evaluated for adoptability. There will be no charge to horse owners for surrendering their horses. If found adoptable, the horses will be transferred to adoption partners. Surrendered horses that are deemed unadoptable will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.
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    Denver Dumb Friends League
    Increasing Horse Placement Capacity and Qualified Adopters
    February 3, 2017
    Awarded: $393,736.40
    This being year two of a pilot program to increase equine placements, the Harmony Equine Center will continue to work with qualified partner organizations and fine tune our program for the transfer, training and adoption of horses in transition. In addition, Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center will explore and evaluate the opportunities presented by working with Departments of Agriculture in Colorado and neighboring states as well as evaluating a partnership with the "One Day Open Shelter" events to expand the scope of the program and impact more horses in transition.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    Horse Trainer/Adoption Specialist
    January 18, 2017
    Awarded: $30,000
    In an effort to dramatically increase the number of horses adopted every year Horse Plus Humane Society recognized their need for an on staff trainer. The trainer's duty is to evaluate and train horses available for adoption and work with potential adopters to find the right horse their needs. With an on staff trainer adopters will have access to complimentary sessions with the trainer and their new horse to ensure capability and reduce potential returns to the shelter.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    California 1-Day Open Door Shelter for Horses
    January 12, 2017
    Awarded: $12,000
    Event will be held at Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, California. Event date is scheduled for February 19 & 20, 2017. Surrendered horses will be evaluated for adoptability. There will be no charge to horse owners who surrender a horse. If found adoptable, the horses will be available to pre-approved adopters the day of the event, or adopters can fill out an application to adopt the horse and make adoption arrangements. Surrendered horses that are deemed unadoptable by the licensed veterinarian will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian the following day as part of the Last Act of Kindness program.
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    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter
    Expanding the Solution to Pet Over-Population in Rural Oklahoma
    November 18, 2016
    Awarded: $224,964
    In April 2016 Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter was awarded a $200,000 grant to address pet over-population in rural Oklahoma. Due to their success, as well as a continued need, PAAS has been awarded additional funds to continue to expand their pet relocation program. Through partnerships and collaborations of several rescue groups in Oklahoma, PAAS has led the ongoing effort to relocate adoptable pets to other areas of high demand, including their partner Denver Dumb Friends League. They are projecting the transport of approximately 2,000 dogs in 2017.
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    New Vocations
    Pony Club Challenge
    November 11, 2016
    Awarded: $230,000
    New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has partnered with the US Pony Club creating an educational, incentive based challenge for Pony Club students that will increase both adoption awareness and the number of retired racehorses being moved into homes. The goal is for New Vocations to provide up to 100 free retired racehorses over a two and half year period to pre-approved Pony Club students or Pony Club Riding Centers and provide a stipend to help cover expenses associated with the care each horse.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    1-Day Shelter for Horses Additional Funding
    November 10, 2016
    Awarded: $6,704.79
    In October 2016 Horse Plus Humane Society held a 1-Day Open Shelter for horses in Colfax, WI. Due to a much greater need than anticipated, a higher number of horses were surrendered than originally projected. A total of 56 horses were surrendered, resulting in added veterinary, euthanasia and other costs.
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    ASPCA
    Midwest Animal Relocation
    September 12, 2016
    Awarded: $2,207,948
    The ASPCA currently operates animal relocation programs along the East and West Coasts of the United States, which this year will afford an estimated 11,000 dogs and cats with a better chance at finding a safe, loving home. They have identified additional animal relocation routes from the Southeastern and South-central states to the Midwest which would increase the number of lives that can be saved. The ASPCA estimates that once the program's components have been fully established, it will enable them to relocate 12,000 animals over a three-year period.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Humane Hero Awards Sponsor
    August 23, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    OK Humane exists to save the lives of homeless pets, promote the well-being of animals and through them, enrich the communities they serve. Since 2007, OK Humane programs have served more than 100,000 pets. Their vision is to save all of the healthy and adoptable animals in their community. The funds raised through the Humane Hero Awards event will enable OK Humane to expand its innovative and life-saving programs in the community.
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    Oklahoma Central Humane Society
    Foster Concierge Caretaker
    August 9, 2016
    Awarded: $35,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will intake over 4,000 dogs and cats for its adoption program in 2016. Approximately 60% of those animals will be assigned foster homes. OK Humane has approximately 600 foster homes that include full-time, relief and occasional homes. The organization currently has one Foster Coordinator who is responsible for assigning the animals into foster homes and communicating with all fosters through the point of pet adoption. The duties of the Foster Coordinator include initial placement, managing foster swaps, coordinating relief fosters for weekend and vacation coverage and re-assignment of returned animals.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    1-Day Open Door Horse Shelter and Adoption
    August 5, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    Event will be held at Pony Tales Refuge & Rehab, Inc., in Colfax, WI. Event date is scheduled for October 16 & 17, 2016. Surrendered horses will be evaluated for adoptability. There will be no charge to horse owners who surrender a horse. If found adoptable, the horses will be available to pre-approved adopters the day of the event, or adopters can fill out an application to adopt the horse and make adoption arrangements. Other horses may be available for adoption at this event from participating rescues. Surrendered horses that are deemed unadoptable by the licensed veterinarian will be humanely euthanized the following day as part of the Last Act of Kindness program.
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    Pet Angels Rescue
    Pet Angels New Shelter Project
    July 5, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    Pet Angels Rescue Inc. saves primarily dogs and cats from public shelters, or pets that can’t remain at their current homes & citizens that have taken in strays. They are dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, and public education of animal care and dedicated to bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. They believe that with Pet Angels Rescue’s assistance, many animals can remain in their current homes instead of being admitted to animal shelters, while a new home is found. The new shelter will allow the organization to increase their capacity to help even more Oklahoma animals in need.
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    Community Pet Care Clinic
    Community Pet Care Clinic
    June 6, 2016
    Awarded: $650,000
    An estimated 23 million pets live in poverty in America. Millions more are in homes that struggle daily to make ends meet. For many pet owners, even basic veterinary services are out of reach. CPCC believes that it is our responsibility to provide access to veterinary care for the millions of pets currently without that care. The first Community Pet Care Clinic facility will be located in Toledo, OH on a well-traveled street and in an area of low to moderate-income families. The clinic will offer a broad range of services that are considered "basic" or "first tier" services.
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    NEXUS Animal Welfare & Biodiversity Conservation
    Nexus Global Youth Summit
    May 27, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    The mission of Nexus is to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Nexus is a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With thousands of members from 70 countries, they work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Founded in 2011, Nexus has hosted over 20 summits across six continents to connect young people from diverse backgrounds and link communities that would otherwise never meet. Nexus also conducts research and provides thought leadership to facilitate collaboration and build a global culture of philanthropy.
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    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter
    Addressing Rural Overpopulation Through Transport
    April 13, 2016
    Awarded: $200,000
    Through collaboration with other shelters and rescues, Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) will expand their aggressive program to strengthen and grow their role as a regional resource to address the area's critical animal over-population problem in rural Northeast Oklahoma, using out-of-state transport.
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    Horse Plus Humane Society
    Last Act of Kindness Clinic
    February 10, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    1-Day Open Door Shelter & Last Act of Kindness (euthanasia) clinic for horses in Oklahoma. This will be a pilot program in the state of Oklahoma, but has been successfully done in California since 2008.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Multi-Agency Strategic Planning Session
    January 24, 2016
    Awarded: $2,500
    It has been many years since a five-year strategic plan was completed addressing animal homelessness in Oklahoma City and clearly identifying goals and strategies for the major partners of the Oklahoma City Shelter. A 5-Year Strategy session has been planned to develop new goals and strategies for 2016-2021 that will include the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter (OKCAW) and its two largest transfer partners, The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the Bella Foundation SPCA. The new plan will provide a roadmap for continued improvement of the community live-release rate in OKC.
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    Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center
    Increasing Placement Capacity in Nonprofit Horse Facilities
    January 4, 2016
    Awarded: $442,500
    The Dumb Friends League will pilot and develop programs to increase the placement rates of horses. This will be accomplished by testing various intake processes including managed-admission and transfers from rescue groups into Harmony Equine Center. The plan would include hiring additional trainers and staff to expand their training and adoption programs. Additionally, they will pilot various advertising and promotion opportunities. The results of each program will be measured to identify success of the programs and costs associated.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    December 30, 2015
    Awarded: $100,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) was founded in 2007 to help end needless euthanasia and was one of the first in the country to formalize a relationship with its city shelter whereby both entities would work in partnership to increase the city shelter’s live release rate. An initial live release goal of 75% was established and the partnership has made great strides, increasing the live release rate from 25.3% in 2007 to 66.7% by the end of 2014.
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    ASPCA
    ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, NC
    December 15, 2015
    Awarded: $750,000
    To meet the significant needs of extremely fearful and under socialized dogs, the ASPCA opened a groundbreaking Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, NJ in 2013. This innovative facility develops and implements specialized behavior modification protocols to help dogs overcome their tremendous fear. They learn to become comfortable being a pet, including interacting with humans, going outdoors and walking on a leash.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    Oklahoma City Live Release Project
    December 1, 2015
    Awarded: $329,336
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) was founded in 2007 to help end needless euthanasia and was one of the first in the country to formalize a relationship with its city shelter whereby both entities would work in partnership to increase the city shelter's live release rate. An initial live release goal of 75% was established and the partnership has made great strides, increasing the live release rate from 25.3% in 2007 to 66.7% by the end of 2014.
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    OKC Community Foundation
    OK Humane Society Fund
    January 13, 2015
    Awarded: $11,500
    The mission of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity, is to serve the charitable purposes of its donors and the charitable needs of the Oklahoma City area through the development and administration of endowment and other charitable funds with the goal of preserving capital and enhancing value. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation values integrity, stewardship and collaboration. It strives to be enlightened leaders with a long-term perspective of community issues and opportunities, and we encourage and assist donors’ philanthropy for the benefit of the community.