The Animal Welfare Fund of the Maine Community Foundation seeks applications from Maine organizations that address population control for cats and dogs.

The application deadline is June 1. For an application, guidelines, and a complete list of 2020 grants, visit

The fund awarded $140,870 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations in 2020, including: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston, to purchase equipment to expand the medical services that the society provides shelter animals and the community’s financially struggling pet owners; and Spirits Place, St. Albans, to continue momentum of the spay/neuter and medical care program.

Priority will be given to organizations that help low-income or disadvantaged populations maintain ownership of their pets and prevent animal surrender/abandonment.

For more information, visit the website or contact Program Officer John Ochira at 1-877-700-6800 or [email protected].

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