HPAN Awards 10K in Capital Grants!
Helping Paws Animal Network is happy to announce the recipients of the 2019 Capital Improvement Grant Opportunity! We awarded four worthy 501(c)(3) organizations a total of $10,000!
Hooves & Feathers Farm Animal Humane Society provides rescue, shelter, rehabilitation, and adoption services for farm animals to local law enforcement. In 2018, Hooves & Feathers started a campaign to raise $2,000 to repair their arena. Since then, their campaign has stalled, and they still lack $1,000. HPAN provided the remainder of funds for fencing materials. The strong perimeter arena fence will ensure safety for the animals and volunteers. The arena is also used to host fundraisers! Funds provided by HPAN will allow Hooves & Feathers to finish rebuilding the arena fence.
A Chance for Champ (ACFC) is a canine rescue dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of “at risk” canines. Most of the dogs have special needs, or are under veterinary care for their rehabilitation. Because of special needs, these canines must be kept separated when not under supervision due to varying temperaments, sizes, disabilities, diet, etc. ACFC keeps growing and needs more shelter for incoming animals. HPAN funded the addition of four new standard kennels and one isolation kennel for rescue canines with infectious illness. The new kennels will be built by ACFC’s volunteers! We funded $3,025 for this worthy project!
Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue’s mission began as rescuing senior dogs, allowing them live out their lives at the lodge. They are currently the only rescue group in Morgan County where there is no Animal Control. Although Senior Dog Lodge began with intentions of rescuing senior dogs, the demands of the county required them to be more inclusive. They’ve found themselves taking in owner surrendered dogs of all ages as well as some cats. They routinely send animals to northern rescue groups, which requires a strict intake procedure. This partially includes cleaning the animals, especially puppies, before the quarantine time begins. HPAN funded $3,500 for a cage bank and washing station with hot and cold running water to help with the increasing number of puppies and kittens.
The remainder of our Capital Grant funding for the year was awarded to the GoNorth Animal Transport Collaborative. GoNorth works with 19 overcrowded shelters in 15 east Tennessee counties. They cooperate to send shelter animals to wonderful northern shelters that want them and need them to meet a high adoption demand. GoNorth’s primary transport vehicle can hold an average of 25 to 30 animals on trips that range from 8 to 12 hours in length. An average of two trips per week are made to northern shelters! The transport vehicle must be cleaned thoroughly between transports in the interest of disease prevention, and the design of the cargo walls makes this a challenge if not impossible to even the most dedicated and conscientious cleaners. HPAN provided $2,475 toward stainless steel sheeting installed inside the cargo area of the van so it is possible to thoroughly clean.
We are so happy to share this with you and thank you for your continued support of HPAN! Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to offer capital grant opportunities to the rescue organizations. We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing about their progress!