The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals Awards $40,000 in Grants
The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals of The Cape Cod Foundation awarded a total of $40,000 in grants to 11 local nonprofit organizations to support domesticated animals and wildlife.
The fund was established at the Foundation through a gift from the late Thomas C. McGowan, who was passionate about animals and wanted to ensure that there would be funds to support their protection and welfare long after his death. In establishing the fund, McGowan indicated a preference for initiatives that focused on medical treatment, spaying/neutering of domestic animals, the prevention of cruelty to animals, and education and awareness-building on related public issues. Since its inception in 2009, the Fund has awarded $268,067 in grants.
This year’s recipients are:
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
Anyone interested in donating to The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals can call President and CEO Kristin O’Malley at 508.790.3040, donate online at capecodfoundation.org or mail a check, payable to the Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals, to: The Cape Cod Foundation; 261 Whites Path, Unit 2; South Yarmouth, MA, 02664.
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