American Kennel Club Humane Fund Invites Applications From Women's Shelters That Permit Pets

The American Kennel Club Humane Fund, the charitable arm of the American Kennel Club, works to unite a broad spectrum of animal lovers in promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach, and grantmaking. To that end, the fund is accepting grant applications from women's shelters that permit pets.

The Fund's Women's Shelter grants are awarded for essential operational support related to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets. To be eligible, organizations must provide temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets or provide temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and have a formal, established working relationship with at least one nonprofit shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants may not be used for fundraising purposes.

See the American Kennel Club Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.