2018 Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program Grant Recipients

Pictured above: Island Dolphin Care, 2018 Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program grant recipient.
Pictured above: Island Dolphin Care, 2018 Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program grant recipient.

The Animal Welfare and Animal-Assisted Program aims to advance the welfare of animals and animal-assisted interventions for people through education or special services. The program will support organizations in Greater Miami working on programs where people help animals and animals help people.

Chapman Partnership 

To support the Kennel program that aims to maintain unification of homeless families and individivuals with their pets.


Good Hope Equestrian Training Center

To suport the Endless Strides program that uses equines to enhance the recreational/therapeutic outcomes of individuals ages five to 55 with varying disabilities.


Island Dolphin Care, Inc.

To support the scholarship program that allows individuals with disabilities and other ailments to participate in unique therapeutic, motivational and educational dolphin assisted therapy programs.


Kiki’s Place of Care and Kindness

To support the rescue and fosterings of cats and kittens for adoption.


Miami Veterinary Foundation

To support the Trapper Stipend program that uses a network of to secure cats and provide them with the healthcare and resources they need to released safely back into the community.


Miami-Dade County Animal Services

$20, 000
To support the Second Chance shelter dog training program that helps inmates develop skills for employment as dog trainers upon release.


Operation PAW

To support the cat transportation program that places sick and injured cats in homes around the country.


Pelican Harbor Seabird Station

To support the Ambassador Animal Program that works to rehabilitate and release injured wildlife back into the wild.


South Florida SPCA

To provide support the rescue rehabilitation and adoption of abused, neglected and abandoned horses and other large livestock.


The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc.

To support the Veterinary Assistance Program at Felix Varela High School to help create the first school-based hub for emotional support dog services, managed by students to benefit students and the surrounding community.


The Pet Project for Pets, Inc.

To support the Keeping Pets with Their People program that provides food, vaccines, health care, and foster care to cat and dogs in an effort to keep them in their homes.


Zoo Miami Foundation

To support the Zoo to You program and Zoo field trips that support students with special needs and use animals to educate them on conservation.