Grant Money for Pets: Most of us are animal lovers. According to polls, a little more than 70% of respondents describe themselves this way. We love our pets and want to see that they are well cared for.

It’s no surprise, then, that there is a lot of grant money that is allocated for animal welfare. The majority of this comes from foundations and individuals and goes to animal organizations. In other cases, there may be government grants or subsidies to help cover the costs of spaying or neutering pets for the sake of reducing animal overpopulation and easing the strain on crowded shelters.

Another example of how there has been help from government grants (sometimes local government grants) is provided care and shelter for people’s pets after an area has been struck by a natural disaster. Both private and government money often will be used to help provide temporary shelter for pets, funding to do the long hours of work to help reunite pets with their owners, and even help with rehoming the animals if necessary.

When you adopt a pet, you are also benefitting indirectly from government grant money that has been provided to the pet adoption facility. You probably pay a fee, but the costs of the shelter are greatly subsidized by outside government funding and private donations. If it weren’t for that, the costs to adopt your new furry friend would be prohibitive, and most shelters probably could not afford to continue operating.

Sometimes, government can have a heart, and they show this when they allocate money for animal care so that pets can be safe and secure.