A Few Recent Grants Mean Big Things and Big Thanks!

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) relies on your donations and funding from foundations through grants that support animal-welfare related causes to fulfill its mission to rescue and rehome companion animals. With the cancellation of fundraising events for the remainder of the year, that support is needed more than ever!

In this month’s Fetch, we’d like to acknowledge some recent grant investments in our programs and services. This includes a generous grant from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation to support and promote the growth of our Foster Program. The program is a critical resource in helping RCHS increase its capacity to intake animals.

RCHS anticipates the number of homeless companion animals to grow the longer families endure economic hardships related to COVID-19. Maddie’s Fund and Petfinder Foundation also recently awarded grants to the Foster Program.

Our Animal Safehouse Program (ASP) is the recipient of a generous grant from Petsmart Charities. RCHS and Petsmart Charities share a similar goal in keeping pets and people together by supporting pet parents in crisis. ASP provides temporary emergency pet boarding for domestic violence victims, military veterans in treatment through the VA, and seniors experiencing a medical emergency.

Before any animal leaves RCHS for its “furever” home, it must be spayed or neutered, if not done so already. A grant from the Bissell Pet Foundation will cover a portion of the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for nearly 200 dogs and cats in the new fiscal year.

As we always say, we can’t do the great things we do without you! Thank you to our donors and special thanks to the foundations who have awarded grants to help us save homeless companion animals!