Pet rescue services, if they exist at all, typically operate with never-enough funding from a limited number of sources. The Paws on Your Heart Pet Rescue endowment fund was set up to recognize the good work of these pet rescue services and to support them with grants.
While any pet rescue or shelter in Iowa is eligible for such a grant, preference will be given to supporting organizations that:
--- Have programs for disadvantaged dogs. Examples might be: (1) emergency veterinary care for pets, (2) emergency foster care for pets, (3) food programs for pets owned by low-income individuals, or (4) transportation and other related activities for the purpose of finding new homes for pets.
--- Provide services to disadvantaged dog owners. Examples might be support for: (1) veterans who need service dogs to help them deal with post-war stress, (2) military personnel who have pets that need foster care while they are on active duty, (3) senior citizens who need help keeping their pets, or (4) low-income persons who need end-of-life services for their pets.
By making a donation to our endowment, your gift can support great rescue groups that are reaching out to help a pet or its owner living in Iowa. This support is helping your Iowa neighbor!