ASPCA® Awards Much Needed Funds to
the Humane Society of Greater Miami
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. They are the nation’s premiere humane organization, providing local and positive solutions for at risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty. Thanks to the generosity of the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Humane Society has received the following grants which have and will continue to help fulfill our mission in a variety of ways.
Grants received in 2014 – to date
- ANGEL FUND – A grant in the amount of $100,000 will enable us to expand the scope and impact of our current veterinary care efforts. These funds will be used to treat pets transferred to our care from Miami-Dade Animal Services this year and who may have curable but life threatening medical conditions. Read Oliver’s story – a dog we transferred from Miami-Dade Animal Services this April and thanks to the Angel Fund we were able to provide all the medical care he needed.
- SPAY/NEUTER SURGERIES FOR COMMUNITY CATS – A $30,000 grant will provide us with necessary resources to perform an additional 2,000 spay/neuter surgeries on free roaming cats in 2014. Please call 305-696-0800 for more information about our TNR program.
- EDUCATION – Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Maureen Swan, was awarded a grant to attend the ASPCA Training on the topic of increasing spay/neuter efficiency and volume presented by Emancipet. Our Foster Care coordinator, Bernard Lima-Chavez, attended the emergency responder training organized and sponsored by the ASPCA.
Grants received in 2013
- ANGEL FUND - A grant in the amount of $100,000 will enable us to expand the scope and impact of our current veterinary care efforts. These funds will be used to treat pets transferred to our care from Miami-Dade Animal Services this year and who may have curable but life threatening medical conditions.
- MEGA MATCH-A-THON ADOPTION EVENT – A $10,000 grant was awarded to the ASPCA’s Miami Partnership, consisting of the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, for a 12-hour community wide adoption event. The event took place on October 19 at Tropical Park. More than 220 animals found their loving home at the event.
- ASPCA FUNDRAISING “TOOL” GRANT – Approximately $6,100 was received for various programs and training tools to assist us with fundraising, including two refurbished iPads, training in our donor software, Raiser’s Edge, installation of Connect2Give, and membership to Foundation Search for one year.
- NORTH CLINIC EXPANSION – An additional $36,000 was awarded to the Humane Society to purchase new surgical equipment for the North Miami Beach clinic. Construction has just begun and is scheduled to continue through mid-July. This expansion will enable the Clinic to perform double the number of spay/neuter surgeries per day and prevent the birth of unwanted babies.
Grants received in 2012
- ANGEL FUND - A grant in the amount of $100,000 per year for the next three years will enable us to expand the scope and impact of our current veterinary care efforts. These funds will be used to treat 120 pets each year, who may have curable but life-threatening medical conditions. Additionally, a small percentage of the funds will be used to assist pet owners in our community who may not able to keep their pets because they can’t afford to treat emergent health conditions.
- CLINIC EXPANSION PROJECT - $10,000 was awarded to the Humane Society to help pay for an additional surgical suite in the clinic at the Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach. This expansion has enabled the Clinic to perform double the amount of spay/neuter surgeries per day.
- MEGA ADOPTION EVENTS – A $10,000 grant has been awarded to the ASPCA’s Miami Partnership, consisting of the Humane Society of Greater Miami, Miami-Dade Animal Services, and The Cat Network, for a 24-hour community wide adoption event. This event took place from Friday, March 30 11:59pm to Saturday, March 31 at TropicalPark where 288 animals found their forever families during that period. Another grant of $9,000 was aworded to the ASPCA’s Miami Partnership for the second 24 hour Mega Adoption event that took place on October 27, 2012 and that gave the opportunity to 438 animals to find their loving, forever home.
- A VET TECHNICIAN POSITION at the Humane Society of Greater Miami was made possible by the generous founding of the ASPCA.
- CAT RESCUE – A $3,800 grant was given to the Humane Society to assist the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response (FIR) team rescue more than 700 cats from deplorable conditions at a Madison County cat sanctuary. The operation included locating, triaging, and photographing and documenting the cats for evidence, as well as crating cats for transport. The removal required more than 100 responders.
- EDUCATION – $7,000 – Executive Director, Donna Tallon, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Maureen Swan, were awarded a grant to attend the HSUS 2012 Animal Care Expo in Las Vegas. The conference included more than 70 workshops, as well as exhibits and seven daylong certificate Courses. More than 1,800 local leaders from animal shelters, rescue groups, and animal care agencies attended the training conference. Marketing and Corporate Development Manager, Dani Kandera, had attended the 7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference, thanks to the ASPCA. This conference concentrated on marketing channels and the donor pyramid.
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREATER MIAMI ALWAYS STRIVES TO BE THE BEST THAT IT CAN BE. WE APPRECIATE AND ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE RECEIVED BY THE ASPCA.