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Florida Animal Friend Disburses $600,000 To The 2014 Grant Recipients

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Animal Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing pet overpopulation, announces the 2014 recipients of their annual grant award. This funding provides the opportunity for municipal and non-profit organizations to focus on spay and neuter projects throughout Florida. Florida Animal Friend is pleased to be able to distribute the largest amount ever given out in one year, over $600,000, to these organizations based on their applications, which are reviewed by the Florida Animal Friend grant review committee.

This year's recipients are:


• Animal Coalition of Tampa, Inc.

• Miami-Dade County Animal Services         

• Be The Solution, Inc.

• No More Homeless Pets, Inc.

• Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division

• North Florida PAWS, Inc.

• Cat Depot

• Operation Catnip of Gainesville

• Central Brevard Humane Society

• P.A.W.S. Lee County Inc.

• Collier Spay Neuter Clinic

• Pinellas County Animal Services

• Community Cats of Charlotte, Inc.

• Santa Rosa County Animal Services

• First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Inc.

• Sheltering Hands, Inc.

• Humane Society of Pinellas

• Spay N Save, Inc.

• Humane Society of Saint Lucie County

• Spay The Strays

• Humane Society of Tampa Bay

• SPCA of Central Florida

• Jacksonville Humane Society

• SPCA of Tampa Bay

• Lake City Humane Society, Inc.

• St. Augustine Humane Society



In this highly competitive process, organizations are weighed on a number of criteria including an understanding of the overpopulation issues, thorough communication, plan development and implementation and whether the resources and talent needed to implement such planning is in place.

The grant program is funded through the sale of the Florida Animal Friend license plates, available through the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles. These funds increase the number of alteration surgeries, which greatly reduces pet overpopulation and ultimately saves the lives of homeless cats and dogs. Florida Animal Friend is proud to have awarded the 2014 grants of up to $25,000, which will help these organizations with their implementation efforts.

ABOUT FLORIDA ANIMAL FRIEND

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. For more, visit www.floridaanimalfriend.org.

SOURCE Florida Animal Friend

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