This program provides support to proactive animal care and control agencies working to increase owner reunions in their communities. We offer small grants for equipment, training, and other expenses related to missing pet prevention and recovery.
We asked shelters what they need most. Some do not have enough scanners to go around, or they have scanners at the shelter but not in the field. One of our first grants was to the Young-Williams Animal Center in partnership with Knox County and the City of Knoxville. They now have scanners in the ACO trucks so found pets can be quickly reunited with their people.
A collar and tag should be placed on every dog being reclaimed by an owner if they don't already have one. They can be purchased inexpensively, but in a high-volume shelter like Maricopa County Animal Care & Control with an intake of 30,000+, the cost adds up. We provided MCACC with a bulk order of collars to help keep reunited dogs in their homes.
We were recently contacted by a woman in Florida whose dog Joey, a 14yo Hurricane Katrina survivor, had gone missing when she lived in California earlier this year. Joey was found as a stray and brought to the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento. Joey's owner wanted her back but had no way of picking her up. Shelter staff arranged for Joey to fly home and we paid for the ticket.
We can't continue this program without your help. DONATE today to help us help shelters get missing pets back in their loving homes where they belong.
What does your community need? How can we support your animal welfare organizations? Tell us and we'll do what we can to help.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on applying for a BHKH grant.