Recent Grants: Belvedere Animal Welfare Fund

2017 Grants

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Westbrook, for free spay/neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations in Cumberland County: $15,000
  • Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk, for free spay/neuter surgeries in Somerset and Penobscot counties: $19,975
  • Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, to provide spay/neuter assistance to low-income pet owners: $20,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, Topsham, to build Community Spay-Neuter Clinic's capacity to provide MASH-style spay-neuter throughout the state: $7,000
  • Downeast Animal Rescue, Ellsworth, for education and outreach program for pet population control and transportation support: $5,000
  • Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston, to sterilize 1,200 cats through the Targeted & Free Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program: $19,000
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team, Cumberland, to provide veterinary care funding to low-income and elderly cat owners: $2,500
  • Humane Society Waterville Area, Waterville, to establish an animal wellness program that will include spay/neuter program: $10,000
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Augusta, for a spay/neuter campaign through targeted assistance for vulnerable pet owners: $15,000
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, Norway, to continue trap, spay/neuter, and release overpopulated free-roaming felines: $3,972
  • Somerset Humane Society, Skowhegan, to provide spay/neuter surgeries to feral cats: $4,680
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County, Trenton, to advance and fund the Prevent a Litter (PAL) program: $10,000
  • The Ark, Cherryfield, to support Stitch in Time, spay/neuter program by offering an affordable voucher program: $10,000

2016 Grants

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Westbrook, to purchase surgical equipment for the shelter and adoption center: $6,000
  • Animal Welfare Society, Inc., West Kennebunk, to support a low-cost, full-service community clinic for underserved and income-qualified pet owners: $15,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, Bangor, to provide spay/neuter services in Hancock and Washington counties: $17,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, Topsham, to support All-Out Focus on Ferals: Trap, Neuter, Rehabilitation, and Rehome: $10,000
  • Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick, to expand the Community Cats Program to serve the Lincoln Animal Shelter service community: $15,000
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, Farmington, for the feline spay/neuter voucher program that serves low-income and older pet owners in Franklin County: $10,000
  • Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston, to sterilize 550 cats in one year through its Targeted & Free Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program: $14,000
  • Halfway Home Pet Rescue, Inc., Caribou, to pay vehicle rental expenses for food and animal transportation: $5,900
  • Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Fryeburg, to support a development coordinator position: $7,000
  • Humane Society of Knox County, Rockland, to support the Pope Memorial Humane Society's Community Cat Program and Spay/Neuter Voucher Program: $20,000
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Augusta, to support Finding a Home for TNR and work toward long-term, sustainable options for trap, neuter, and release: $5,000
  • Responsible Pet Care Oxford Hill, Norway, to assist with feline overpopulation: $8,350
  • Somerset Humane Society, Skowhegan, to provide spay/neuter vouchers for cats to elderly and low-income residents: $5,000
  • The Ark, Cherryfield, to support the Stitch-in-Time spay/neuter program: $10,000

2015 Grants

  • Animal Welfare Society Inc., for the Stay@Home Program to assist low-income and elderly residents of York County access veterinary care and other necessary services for their pets to prevent unneeded relinquishment to a shelter: $15,000
  • Bangor Humane Society, for spay/neuter assistance for low-income families: $14,000
  • Boothbay Region Humane Society, to provide technology and skills training needed to move the shelter into the 21st century by introducing electronic management of all essential shelter data and functions: $10,000
  • Center for Wildlife Health Research, for organizational capacity building to strengthen the organization's ability to fulfill its mission and increase long-term sustainability and effectiveness: $10,000
  • Coastal Humane Society, to expand capacity for the Community Cats Spay/Neuter Program voucher redemption by increasing awareness and expanding trapping of feral cat colonies: $10,000
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter, to support a feline spay/neuter voucher program for pets of Franklin County residents and outreach to low-income residents of Farmington, Jay, and Wilton: $10,000
  • G.A.H.S., to sterilize 550 cats in one year through the Targeted & Free Roaming Cat Spay/Neuter Program: $17,750
  • Halfway Home Pet Rescue Inc., to initiate the spay/neuter of feral barn cats, to continue educational conferences to retain well-trained volunteers, and provide all-weather insulated totes for feral colonies that don't have safe and warm winter shelters: $5,000
  • Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine, to spay/neuter, and vaccinate stray, abandoned, and surrendered cats, and provide funds for low-income cat owners to obtain these services: $7,000
  • Humane Society of Knox County, to support the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County's Community Cat Program: $5,950
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society, to reduce the feral and free-roaming cat populations in central Maine through Barn Buddies program: $6,000
  • Maine Federation of Humane Societies, to build capacity for the Maine Federation of Humane Societies that will strengthen and nourish the network, confront threats to animal welfare, and seize opportunities to advance the best care for all animals throughout the state: $10,000
  • PAWS Animal Welfare Society Inc., for spay/neuter programs (to include veterinary care identified as needed at time of spay/neuter) for cats of low-income families and PAWS shelter cats: $6,000
  • Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, to continue to trap, spay/neuter and find new homes for cats and fund spay/neuter assistance to cats of low- and middle-income owners: $6,688
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Hancock County, to increase the number and availability of spay/neuter services for domestic pets in Hancock County: $10,000
  • The Ark, for the Stitch-in-Time spay/neuter programs, a collaborative effort with veterinarians throughout two counties working to help control pet overpopulation and unwanted litters: $10,000