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    Altus Animal Welfare Association Clinic
    July 17, 2018
    Awarded: $73,217.33
    The mission of Altus Animal Welfare Association is to advocate for animals of the Altus Animal Shelter as well as animals within Southwest Oklahoma and to provide access to low-cost preventative care and spay/neuter services in a kind and compassionate environment to all Southwest Oklahoma pet owners. In partnership with the City of Altus, AAWA will provide spay/neuter services to shelter animals prior to release for adoption and perform trap/neuter/release services within the city of Altus.
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    Animal Advocate at Palomar Family Justice Center
    July 12, 2018
    Awarded: $87,500
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) is the largest private animal welfare organization in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma faces many social service obstacles including poverty, lack of education, mental illness, substance abuse and violence/incarceration. Animals can and are a unifying factor, but often times the animals are subjected to violence as well. The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and Palomar are working on a partnership that will have a much-needed impact on a demographic that is often times overlooked.
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    Trainer Resources
    June 20, 2018
    Awarded: $20,112
    Love this Horse - Equine Rescue is committed to increasing the number of horses they successfully place into new homes each year. To obtain this goal, they recognize the need to provide more training resources for horses in transition. With the addition of a riding/training arena Love this Horse projects they will be able to double their adoption rate and place a total of 80 horses into new homes each year.
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    Innovation Showdown
    May 23, 2018
    Awarded: $50,000
    The Innovation Showdown is a collaborative project bringing the nation’s top animal welfare organizations together to invest in lifesaving innovation. Three finalists were selected to pitch live on stage at HSUS’s Animal Care Expo to the Innovation Investors representing the country’s top animal welfare organizations. Each showdown participant faces unique obstacles to implementing their innovative idea including capacity limitations, funding barriers, and logistical concerns. With input and guidance from the investors, their ideas have been shaped to implementable, scalable, and efficient projects.
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    Hero Awards
    May 22, 2018
    Awarded: $20,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s primary goal is to end the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in central Oklahoma. Since founding in 2007, our programs have served nearly 110,000 pets. In their first 10 years we have made great strides toward this goal including increasing the live release rate from the Oklahoma City animal shelter from 25% in 2007 to 75% in 2017. Support of the Hero Awards enables the expansion of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s innovative and life-saving programs benefiting pets in our community.
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    Equine Welfare Data Collective
    May 18, 2018
    Awarded: $20,000
    The Unwanted Horse Coalition has teamed up with several equine organizations including The Right Horse Initiative, the American Association for Equine Practitioners, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to form an alliance to gather information and data as it relates to equine welfare. This project is critical to understanding the current state of the equine welfare segment and how the industry as a whole can continue to help horses in transition. Funding for this new project will support the dissemination of surveys and various data gathering tools, oversee input of the data into the database, manage the data in terms of upkeep and integrity, as well as be able to effectively coordinate and communicate equine welfare information to the team and alliance.
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    PAAS Ride to Rescue
    April 10, 2018
    Awarded: $203,932
    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, PAAS, launched the Ride to Rescue program in 2016 to address pet overpopulation in rural Oklahoma. The Ride to Rescue program is a network of nearly 50 partners representing municipal shelters and rescues to collaborate on filling a weekly transport of adoptable animals to intake partner Dumb Friends League in Denver, CO. Since inception almost 3,000 animals have been saved through this innovative approach to rural sheltering issues. PAAS anticipates to transport over 2,000 in 2018. The long-term goal of the program is to promote collaborations in animal welfare, help smaller, more isolated organizations improve operations to include best practices, address overpopulation through transport, spay/neuter and humane education programs and provide quality, adoptable pets to communities in high demand.
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    Harmony Equine Center Managed Admissions Program
    April 4, 2018
    Awarded: $600,000
    In 2016 the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center implemented a successful pilot program to increase the number of equine adoptions and qualified equine adopters. Committed to continuing the existing annual operations long term, Harmony Equine Center will continue to transition at least 200 equines from law enforcement and trusted shelter partners each year. In 2018 Harmony Equine Center will launch a managed admission pilot program to open their doors to owner-relinquished horses. The pilot will include a mobile unit that will be available for in the field evaluation and transition services to include training, adoption or end of life options. The pilot program projects to assist 300-400 horses over the next two years.
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    Community Cat Program
    April 4, 2018
    Awarded: $120,000
    Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has partnered with Central Oklahoma Humane Society to implement a full-scale community cat program to increase the live release rate for cats in Oklahoma City. The program focus is on spay/neuter of all stray, or community, cats entering the shelter and returning them to the area where they were living. Sterilization and release programs have been proven as effective for managing community cat populations and the project anticipates service to 4,000 cats over the next two years.
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    Transitioning a Sanctuary into an Adoption Agency
    March 26, 2018
    Awarded: $50,000
    As winners of the Madi Memorial Grant, Horses’ Haven will be piloting the concept of transforming from a sanctuary to a full-scale adoption program. Grant monies will allow their trained volunteer force of 80 the space and facilities they need to put quality time into each horse in transition, moving them out of lifetime care at the agency and into good homes - thereby freeing up space to help many more horses in transition. The Madi Memorial Grant will empower Horses’ Haven to nearly triple adoptions in the first year. Horses’ Haven’s new workspace, to be named the Madi Patrick Memorial Arena, will honor Madi’s legacy by serving local youth groups such as 4-H, Pony Club, and Detroit Horse Power while simultaneously increasing visibility of adoptable horses. Horses’ Haven is poised to inspire other sanctuaries nationwide to find innovative ways to place horses previously considered unadoptable and transform into successful adoption agencies.
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    The Oklahoma 4-H Equine Makeover
    March 16, 2018
    Awarded: $50,000
    The Oklahoma 4-H Equine Makeover is a collaboration of Nexus Equine, the horse industry and Oklahoma State University/4-H Extension. Nexus Equine will provide horses in transition to 4-H youth participants for a 90 to 120 day training period, culminating in two different showcase events. The program consists of hands-on development of horsemanship skills and incorporates educational requirements in the form of written and verbal tasks, promoting a more well-rounded and meaningful leadership opportunity for participating 4-H youth. The showcase will allow Nexus to increase adoptions by a projected 91% in their third year of operations, increasing adoptability of horses in transition and providing constructive educational opportunities to developing horsemen and women.
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    Helping Hands for Rural Paws (HHRP)
    March 9, 2018
    Awarded: $726,660
    Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, PAAS, launched the Ride to Rescue program in 2016 to address pet overpopulation in rural Oklahoma. The Ride to Rescue program is a network of nearly 50 partners representing municipal shelters and rescues to collaborate on filling a weekly transport of adoptable animals to intake partner Dumb Friends League in Denver, CO. Since inception almost 3,000 animals have been saved through this innovative approach to rural sheltering issues. PAAS anticipates to transport over 2,000 in 2018. The long-term goal of the program is to promote collaborations in animal welfare, help smaller, more isolated organizations improve operations to include best practices, address overpopulation through transport, spay/neuter and humane education programs and provide quality, adoptable pets to communities in high demand.
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    International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control
    March 6, 2018
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) mission is to advance non-surgical fertility control so as to effectively and humanely reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs. Since 2000, ACC&D has served as a unique bridge between the animal welfare, scientific, veterinary, and pharmaceutical communities. They strive to bring all parties together with an aligned purpose: the betterment of companion animal health and welfare by expanding options for controlling feline and canine reproduction. ACC&D strives to be a catalyst for action in the field of non-surgical sterilization, always basing their work on sound science.
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    Equine Expansion Program
    February 28, 2018
    Awarded: $1,503,000
    The SPCA of Texas serves the Dallas/Fort Worth and greater North Texas area as an intake and holding facility resource for horses seized from neglect and abuse investigations. Recognizing the need in equine welfare to provide better support to horse owners, the SPCA must expand their current operations and facilities to include managed admission for horses in need of transition. Expanding the SPCA of Texas Equine Program will offer options for owners to surrender horses before they fall at risk, and for potential adopters to be matched with trained horses that fit their needs. Working in partnership with The Right Horse Initiative, the SPCA projects to increase adoptions and transfers from 75 to 330 horses annually at the end of the three-year project.
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    Measuring the One Health Impacts of the Pets for Life Program
    February 21, 2018
    Awarded: $400,000
    The Pets for Life as a One Health intervention research project is a collaboration between the University of Denver's Institute for Human-Animal Connection and Humane Society of the United States' Pets for Life. The Pets for Life programs will be run through mentorship agreements with four local organizations: Seattle, WA by Seattle Humane; Madison, WI by Dane County Humane Society; Granger, WA by Yakima Humane Society; and Wilder, ID by Idaho Humane Society. The community-based Research Assistants will be housed by each Pets for Life organization but will report directly to the University of Denver research team. The research will require data collection from local and state governmental and non-profit organizations, including animal shelters, animal recues and public health organizations.
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    Equine Welfare Development Pilot Program
    February 12, 2018
    Awarded: $100,000
    The equine welfare development program is a pilot program designed to create a strategic model for donor acquisition, stewardship and gift acquisition that nonprofit equine welfare agencies can apply to ensure that they receive adequate program funding to sustain an impactful equine welfare organization. During the pilot program, the Dumb Friends League will facilitate brainstorming events and focus groups to identify donors’ and prospective donors’ motivation to give to equine welfare agencies. Additionally, the League will reach out to equine industry professionals to learn best practices and gain insight on how they enlist funding support as well as which types of programs and strategies garner the greatest results. Once sufficient data has been gathered, the League will use this information to create an innovative and comprehensive development plan, including anticipated revenue and expense budgets. The plan will then be implemented to raise funds for the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center.
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    Cat House Art Project
    January 29, 2018
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Cat House project will invite local artists and designers to build winter cat shelters in response to Oklahoma City’s feral cat population. Working in tandem with students of Oklahoma City University’s School of Visual Arts (OKCU SVA) and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane), five selected artists will be commissioned for two components of the project. Following training provided by OK Humane on best practices for the creation of the shelters, artists will lead students for two workshops each. During these 10 total workshop days, students will complete 25-50 A-frame shelters under the instruction of the artists.
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    Saving Misfit Animals
    January 10, 2018
    Awarded: $5,000
    Mutt Misfits exists to help unwanted animals in situations that could lead to harm or euthanasia. They primarily focus on animals with major medical issues that are often overlooked. They work to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets in Oklahoma shelters by providing lifesaving services to pets in need. By partnering with the shelters and the public, they promote responsible pet ownership, spay and neuter, and the adoption of special needs pets.
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    Fall Animal Well Fair
    November 21, 2017
    Awarded: $1,215
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest animal-related charity in the state of Oklahoma with the goal of eliminating euthanasia in our community. The Fall Animal Well Fair was an off-site adoption event held on October 1, 2017. Fifteen animals were offered for adoption at a reduced rate and nine of them found homes.
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    T.R.O.T (Transport Relocation Operations Team)
    November 15, 2017
    Awarded: $150,000
    The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) T.R.O.T Program is the winner of the first Right Idea Innovation Grant Challenge. To connect good people with good horses, KHS will create a transportation network to ensure that there is a diversity of available horses in various markets. For example, Kentucky has a large number of gaited horses, Saddlebreds and Thoroughbreds; other regions of the country have a heavy influence of other breeds. Within each of these states, there are people wanting horses for diverse purposes ranging from competition to recreational pursuits. The T.R.O.T program will mimic the success of companion animal relocation programs that has increased lifesaving in animal shelters nationwide. KHS and The Right Horse Initiative believe that applying market and supply principles will result in similar successes for equines.
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    Oklahoma City Region Animal Sheltering Best Practices Assessment and Fellowship
    November 7, 2017
    Awarded: $41,892
    Target Zero helps municipal animal shelters achieve a 90% or greater save-rate through a well-established process involving a shelter and community assessment followed by a multi-year Fellowship with the goal of increasing the live release rate of animals in Oklahoma County. They will work with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and Central Oklahoma Humane Society to identify key target areas for site visits and introductions of best practices. Upon completion of site visits Target Zero will deliver detailed reports that will serve as the shelter guides to implement life saving changes. Fellowships will begin immediately following the development of the plan and will work with shelter leadership to guide the implementation process and provide support. The goal of this program is for Oklahoma City to reach a 90% save rate within 36 months, increasing from its current rate of 67%.
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    Equine Angel Fund
    November 7, 2017
    Awarded: $50,000
    The Nexus Equine Angel Fund Program exists to financially assist Oklahoma horse owners with the provision of veterinary care and other health services that are not financially feasible. The Angel Fund Program allows horses to receive the necessary care and as a result, are retained in their homes. This program will allow horse owners the option of keeping their horse and horses will not be put in at-risk situations, including but not limited to auction environments, neglect, suffering and even death. Nexus collaborates with equine health professionals to establish a team approach for the well-being of each horse in the program.
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    Get Your Pet
    November 1, 2017
    Awarded: $750,000
    Animal shelters and pet rescues do wonderful work, but the current, shelter-based system for pet adoption is in crisis, and it needs our help. Get Your Pet is a simple, smart and humane way to keep pets out of shelters, one that also increases shelters’ ability to care for the homeless and abused animals that really need them.
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    The Safe Horse Auction and Equine Fair
    August 22, 2017
    Awarded: $5,000
    The Safe Horse Project is a partnership of equine organizations and volunteers who want to make a difference in the welfare of horses in Mississippi. In a collaborative effort to change the way the horse industry buys and sells horses they are providing a new, innovative venue to help facilitate the movement of horses in transition. The Safe Horse Auction and Equine Fair is a one-day event that will provide a safe auction for horse owners to sell or buy as well as include local adoption agencies to offer horses for adoption. This all-day event will also include training demonstrations, a flea market, silent auction, as well as basic services including- microchipping, NIP registry, veterinary consultation, dentistry, and farrier. The event will run in conjunction with a One Day Open Shelter to provide resources or services to many horses in transition throughout the state.
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    Hero Awards
    July 20, 2017
    Awarded: $10,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s primary goal is to end the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in central Oklahoma. Since founding in 2007, our programs have served nearly 110,000 pets. In their first 10 years we have made great strides toward this goal including increasing the live release rate from the Oklahoma City animal shelter from 25% in 2007 to 75% in 2017. Support of the Hero Awards enables the expansion of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s innovative and life-saving programs benefitting pets in our community.
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    New Adoption Center – Increasing Capacity Project
    April 10, 2017
    Awarded: $10,000
    Pet Angels Rescue Increasing Capacity Project is to utilize the brand new adoption center to its fullest capacity by saving many more animals each year. Pet Angels collaborates with a network of animal welfare groups, rural animal welfare operators, city and county shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to helping rural shelters with no available space and high euthanasia rates, to save more animals lives. A critical need for more quality shelters is highlighted by the findings of “The Oklahoma Animal Study,” a recent two year research conducted by the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
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    Oklahoma City Live Release Project Step-Down Challenge Grant
    February 13, 2017
    Awarded: $100,000
    The purpose of the Oklahoma City Live Release Project was to introduce two new programs that would continue to increase the percent of animals leaving the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter alive. To this end, the relocation and bottle baby nursery programs were introduced in 2016. The goals for each of these programs were: 1) Relocation — 1,500 dogs transported in year one and 1,800 in year two, and, 2) Bottle Baby Nursery — 250 neonates in year one and up to 2,000 in year two. Both programs were designed to address populations that were at risk of being euthanized at the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter.
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    National 1-Day Open Door Shelter Project
    February 8, 2017
    Awarded: $184,704.79
    Horse Plus Humane Society will expand on their pilot program-One Day Open Shelters/Last Act of Kindness Clinics and will hold twelve (12) 1-Day Open Door Shelters at various locations across the United States throughout 2017. Surrendered horses will be evaluated for adoptability. There will be no charge to horse owners for surrendering their horses. If found adoptable, the horses will be transferred to adoption partners. Surrendered horses that are deemed unadoptable will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.
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    Increasing Horse Placement Capacity and Qualified Adopters
    February 3, 2017
    Awarded: $393,736.40
    This being year two of a pilot program to increase equine placements, the Harmony Equine Center will continue to work with qualified partner organizations and fine tune our program for the transfer, training and adoption of horses in transition. In addition, Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center will explore and evaluate the opportunities presented by working with Departments of Agriculture in Colorado and neighboring states as well as evaluating a partnership with the “One Day Open Shelter” events to expand the scope of the program and impact more horses in transition.
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    Horse Trainer/Adoption Specialist
    January 18, 2017
    Awarded: $30,000
    In an effort to dramatically increase the number of horses adopted every year Horse Plus Humane Society recognized their need for an on staff trainer. The trainer’s duty is to evaluate and train horses available for adoption and work with potential adopters to find the right horse their needs. With an on staff trainer adopters will have access to complimentary sessions with the trainer and their new horse to ensure capability and reduce potential returns to the shelter.
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    Expanding the Solution to Pet Over-Population in Rural Oklahoma
    November 18, 2016
    Awarded: $224,964
    In April 2016 Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter was awarded a $200,000 grant to address pet over-population in rural Oklahoma. Due to their success, as well as a continued need, PAAS has been awarded additional funds to continue to expand their pet relocation program. Through partnerships and collaborations of several rescue groups in Oklahoma, PAAS has led the ongoing effort to relocate adoptable pets to other areas of high demand, including their partner Denver Dumb Friends League. They are projecting the transport of approximately 2,000 dogs in 2017.
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    Pony Club Challenge
    November 11, 2016
    Awarded: $230,000
    New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has partnered with the US Pony Club creating an educational, incentive based challenge for Pony Club students that will increase both adoption awareness and the number of retired racehorses being moved into homes. The goal is for New Vocations to provide up to 100 free retired racehorses over a two and half year period to pre-approved Pony Club students or Pony Club Riding Centers and provide a stipend to help cover expenses associated with the care each horse.
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    Midwest Animal Relocation
    September 12, 2016
    Awarded: $2,207,948
    The ASPCA currently operates animal relocation programs along the East and West Coasts of the United States, which this year will afford an estimated 11,000 dogs and cats with a better chance at finding a safe, loving home. They have identified additional animal relocation routes from the Southeastern and South-central states to the Midwest which would increase the number of lives that can be saved. The ASPCA estimates that once the program’s components have been fully established, it will enable them to relocate 12,000 animals over a three-year period.
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    Humane Hero Awards Sponsor
    August 23, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    OK Humane exists to save the lives of homeless pets, promote the well-being of animals and through them, enrich the communities they serve. Since 2007, OK Humane programs have served more than 100,000 pets. Their vision is to save all of the healthy and adoptable animals in their community. The funds raised through the Humane Hero Awards event will enable OK Humane to expand its innovative and life-saving programs in the community.
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    Foster Concierge Caretaker
    August 9, 2016
    Awarded: $35,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will intake over 4,000 dogs and cats for its adoption program in 2016. Approximately 60% of those animals will be assigned foster homes. OK Humane has approximately 600 foster homes that include full-time, relief and occasional homes. The organization currently has one Foster Coordinator who is responsible for assigning the animals into foster homes and communicating with all fosters through the point of pet adoption. The duties of the Foster Coordinator include initial placement, managing foster swaps, coordinating relief fosters for weekend and vacation coverage and re-assignment of returned animals.
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    Pet Angels New Shelter Project
    July 5, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    Pet Angels Rescue Inc. saves primarily dogs and cats from public shelters, or pets that can’t remain at their current homes & citizens that have taken in strays. They are dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals, and public education of animal care and dedicated to bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. They believe that with Pet Angels Rescue’s assistance, many animals can remain in their current homes instead of being admitted to animal shelters, while a new home is found. The new shelter will allow the organization to increase their capacity to help even more Oklahoma animals in need.
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    Community Pet Care Clinic
    June 6, 2016
    Awarded: $650,000
    An estimated 23 million pets live in poverty in America. Millions more are in homes that struggle daily to make ends meet. For many pet owners, even basic veterinary services are out of reach. CPCC believes that it is our responsibility to provide access to veterinary care for the millions of pets currently without that care. The first Community Pet Care Clinic facility will be located in Toledo, OH on a well-traveled street and in an area of low to moderate-income families. The clinic will offer a broad range of services that are considered “basic” or “first tier” services.
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    Nexus Lab on Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Conservation Panel
    May 27, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    The mission of Nexus is to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Nexus is a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. With thousands of members from 70 countries, they work to unite young investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and allies to catalyze new leadership and accelerate global solutions. Founded in 2011, Nexus has hosted over 20 summits across six continents to connect young people from diverse backgrounds and link communities that would otherwise never meet. Nexus also conducts research and provides thought leadership to facilitate collaboration and build a global culture of philanthropy.
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    Addressing Rural Overpopulation Through Transport
    April 13, 2016
    Awarded: $200,000
    Through collaboration with other shelters and rescues, Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS) will expand their aggressive program to strengthen and grow their role as a regional resource to address the area’s critical animal over-population problem in rural Northeast Oklahoma, using out-of-state transport.
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    Last Act of Kindness Clinic
    February 10, 2016
    Awarded: $10,000
    1-Day Open Door Shelter & Last Act of Kindness (euthanasia) clinic for horses in Oklahoma. This will be a pilot program in the state of Oklahoma, but has been successfully done in California since 2008.
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    Multi-Agency Strategic Planning Session
    January 24, 2016
    Awarded: $2,500
    It has been many years since a five-year strategic plan was completed addressing animal homelessness in Oklahoma City and clearly identifying goals and strategies for the major partners of the Oklahoma City Shelter. A 5-Year Strategy session has been planned to develop new goals and strategies for 2016-2021 that will include the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter (OKCAW) and its two largest transfer partners, The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the Bella Foundation SPCA. The new plan will provide a roadmap for continued improvement of the community live-release rate in OKC.
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    Harmony Center - Increasing Placement Capacity in Nonprofit Horse Facilities
    January 4, 2016
    Awarded: $442,500
    Horse Plus Humane Society will expand on their pilot program-One Day Open Shelters/Last Act of Kindness Clinics and will hold twelve (12) 1-Day Open Door Shelters at various locations across the United States throughout 2017. Surrendered horses will be evaluated for adoptability. There will be no charge to horse owners for surrendering their horses. If found adoptable, the horses will be transferred to adoption partners. Surrendered horses that are deemed unadoptable will be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian.
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    Central Oklahoma Humane Society
    December 30, 2015
    Awarded: $100,000
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) was founded in 2007 to help end needless euthanasia and was one of the first in the country to formalize a relationship with its city shelter whereby both entities would work in partnership to increase the city shelter’s live release rate. An initial live release goal of 75% was established and the partnership has made great strides, increasing the live release rate from 25.3% in 2007 to 66.7% by the end of 2014.
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    ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, NC
    December 15, 2015
    Awarded: $750,000
    To meet the significant needs of extremely fearful and under socialized dogs, the ASPCA opened a groundbreaking Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, NJ in 2013. This innovative facility develops and implements specialized behavior modification protocols to help dogs overcome their tremendous fear. They learn to become comfortable being a pet, including interacting with humans, going outdoors and walking on a leash.
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    Oklahoma City Live Release Project
    December 1, 2015
    Awarded: $329,336
    The Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) was founded in 2007 to help end needless euthanasia and was one of the first in the country to formalize a relationship with its city shelter whereby both entities would work in partnership to increase the city shelter’s live release rate. An initial live release goal of 75% was established and the partnership has made great strides, increasing the live release rate from 25.3% in 2007 to 66.7% by the end of 2014.
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    OK Humane Society Fund
    January 13, 2015
    Awarded: $11,500
    The mission of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity, is to serve the charitable purposes of its donors and the charitable needs of the Oklahoma City area through the development and administration of endowment and other charitable funds with the goal of preserving capital and enhancing value. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation values integrity, stewardship and collaboration. It strives to be enlightened leaders with a long-term perspective of community issues and opportunities, and we encourage and assist donors’ philanthropy for the benefit of the community.

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