Cape Cod Foundation's Thomas C. McGowan Fund awards $25,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Funds to be used for spaying/neutering, medical and other service

The Thomas C. McGowan Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation has awarded $25,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations. (Grants are listed below.) The fund, established through a gift from the late Thomas McGowan, of Centerville, supports animal welfare, especially medical treatment; “no-kill” shelters; spaying/neutering of domestic animals; prevention of cruelty to animals; and public education and awareness-building on issues affecting animals and their welfare.

The deadline for the McGowan Fund’s next grant cycle is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. For more information, visit www.capecodfoundation.org or call (508) 790-3040.

2010 Thomas C. McGowan Fund Grants

  • A Helping Paw, $1,000 - To support a subsidized pet medical care program that will help reduce adoption fees, making adoption a more attractive option in this poor economy.
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston, $4,000 - To provide spay/neuter services to 1,882 cats and dogs on Cape Cod.
  • Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter, $3,000 - To provide spay/neuter services and medical care for shelter cats and dogs.
  • Dukes County, $1,500 - For medical care to animals, including vaccinations, spaying, and neutering to prepare animals for adoption.
  • Friends of Falmouth Dogs, $2,000 - To provide emergency medical treatment and care of dogs in need.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Helping Homeless Animals, $1,500 - To ensure all animals are spayed and nuetered before leaving MVHHA and help reduce the overpopulation of homeless animals.
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Aminals, $3,500 - To complete 200 spays and nueters on feral, stray, and free roaming cats and cats owned by low-income owners, at the MSPCA Cape Adoption Centers.
  • New England Society for Abandoned Animals, $2,500 - To  spay/neuter and provide basic medical costs integral to key programs that directly benefit animals: affordable spay/neuter; trap, neuter, return; rescue and adoption; and family animal bond / homeless asstistance program.
  • People for Cats, $1,000 - To spay, neuter, and provide veterinary care for cats that are surrendered or abandoned to the shelter or whose owners are financially challenged, and for feral cats to be trapped, neutered, and released.
  • Provincetown Animal Welfare Committee, $1,000 - To purchase and display signage in the town to warn residents of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars unattended.
  • Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care, $4,000 - To provide financial assistance when sick or injured cats and dogs need critical vererinary care that is too costly for owners to bear alone or when an owner cannot be located.

Courtesy of the Cape Cod Foundation.

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