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Remy Fund makes first grants for pets and animal services

August 1, 2011

Ken Jackson has a passion for pets, and he uses a special fund at the Community Foundation to help organizations that share that passion. The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services just awarded its first grants ever, $15,000 in grants to:
Bama Bully Rescue, $5,000 to support the organization’s work to find homes for Pit Bulls and other “Bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected.
Momakat Rescue, $5,000 to support spay/neuter surgeries for abused or neglected cats.
Spirit of Hope Youth Ranch, $5,000 to support animal-assisted therapy programs that involve at-risk and disadvantaged youth working with horses rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Thanks to the members of the Remy Fund Advisory Committee who reviewed so many great applications, to Ken for the original $250,000 gift to set up the fund and to others who have added their gifts over the past year. The fund is still open for donations from people interested in supporting its priorities:
• Rescue/shelter programs for traditional companion animals
• Spay/neuter programs
• Animal-assisted therapy programs involving traditional companion animals
• Education and advocacy programs (promoting the humane and dignified treatment of traditional companion animals)
• Service dog programs

Nonprofits can apply again for grants next year, starting May 1, 2012, so stay tuned through the Community Foundation.

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