$40K Awarded to Cape and Islands Animal-Focused Nonprofits

SOUTH YARMOUTH – The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals of The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded a total of $40,000 in grants to several local non-profit organizations.

The fund helps initiatives focused on medical treatment, spaying and neutering, the prevention of cruelty to animals and education and awareness programs.

Eleven local non-profits received funding. Since 2009, the fund has awarded more than $268,000 in grants.

A full list of recipients can be found below.

Animal Rescue League of Boston, $2,000

To support medical and surgical costs for procedures that animals in the Brewster shelter need prior to adoption.

Center for Coastal Studies, $4,000

To support saving endangered whales and sea turtles that are trapped and/or injured from being entangled in ropes and nets.

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), $2,500

To support the spay/neuter program.

Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals, $3,000

To support the Lucky Whiskers and Wags program which provides veterinary care for shelter and privately owned pets with extreme medical cases.

National Marine Life Center, $3,500

To support NMLC’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program.

New England Society for Abandoned Animals, $5,000

To support spay/neuter costs and basic medical care.

Pegasus Foundation, $7,000

To support Cape Wildlife Center for treatment and care of wild animals.

People for Cats, $2,500

To support spay/neuter costs and veterinary care for cats whose owners need financial assistance.

Second Chance Animal Rescue, $2,500

To support spay/neuter costs for animals on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care, $6,000

To support rehabilitative treatment for critically ill or injured dogs and cats, particularly in life-threatening cases, when their owners cannot afford treatment.

Wild Care, $2,000

To support the Critical Care Clinic and Wildlife Nursery.      

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