2017 Innovation Grant Recipients

2017 Innovation Grant Recipients

Agency City State Amount
Humane Society of Summit County Twinsburg OH $25,000
This grant will help to create and launch the Play Yard Program, an innovative canine enrichment initiative, which will allow more dogs to play in small groups, allowing them to work through behavior enrichment and be showcased for adoption.
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Philadelphia PA $15,000
Funds from this grant will be used to support its Lifeline to Rescue program, a comprehensive intake diversion effort in partnership with ACCT that offers newly homeless dogs immediate rescue placement at PAWS at the time they are surrendered.
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. Oakland NJ $10,000
Funds from this grant will be used to support its Paws-in-Hand program, an innovative approach to share the positive impact of adoptable pets with special needs children in the community. Dogs who are eligible for this program work with behaviorists as part of their community therapy visits with the goal of getting them adopted.
SPCA Dallas TX $20,000
Funds from this grant will be used to provide a Foster Care program for shy and anxious animals with the goal of rehabilitating them through fostering for placement into permanent forever homes.