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Small Animal Programs Operations Support

Nexus Equine

Award Date: August 17, 2023
Awarded: $600,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

Nexus Equine was founded in 2016 to fill a massive void in equine welfare in Oklahoma. Due to the continued and overwhelming capacity issues faced by existing local animal welfare resources, Nexus expanded its mission to include dogs and cats to close the gap that has been identified. This grant will support operations and programmatic expenses through September 2024 and allow Nexus to continue the development of the small animal program. Over the lifecycle of this grant Nexus expects to increase the number of small animals (primarily dogs) in Oklahoma transported to partner destinations, lead a top-tier local adoption program, provide professional services and access to resources to local rural shelter partners, increase access to rural veterinary care, and operate a care connection fund to help keep pets in their homes and decrease shelter intakes due to high costs of ownership.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.