By Jodi Legge, Executive Director, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation
The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation (WVMF) awarded grants to five Wisconsin-based organizations in December. The WVMF funds organizations and initiatives that enhance the lives of animals, their owners and the community-at-large. Grant recipients include:
Custom Canines: Custom Canines supports lasting partnerships between highly skilled service dogs and those with diverse disabilities and impairments, thus greatly enhancing their quality of life.
Patriot K9s of Wisconsin: Patriot K9s provides training for U.S. military veterans and shelter dogs – working together to combat the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military sexual incident.
Second Hand Purrs: Second Hand Purrs is a no-kill cat shelter located in Milwaukee, solely run by volunteers. The small shelter is a sanctuary for abandoned cats and kittens, with a goal to place each animal in a forever-home.
Three Gaits, Inc.: Three Gaits provides equine-assisted activities and therapies that enhance the lives of people with physical, emotional or intellectual challenges.
Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response (WLAER): WLAER is dedicated to emergency response and animal control, and trains veterinary personnel in technical emergency response involving large animals – primarily horses and cattle.
Created in 2013 as a charitable 501(c)3 branch of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the WVMF raises funds through donations, capital campaigns, grants and events. All Donations made to the WVMF are 100% tax-deductible.
Non-profit organizations in Wisconsin can apply for grant funding anytime and grants are awarded twice per year. For more information or to donate, visit www.wvmfoundation.org, email Jodi Legge at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (608) 257-3665.