The Hancock County Community Foundation awarded four grants, totaling $17,000, from the William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Friends of Domestic Animals Fund. A grant to the Hancock County Humane Society makes it possible to implement an Animal Healthcare Program, including purchasing the necessary equipment and convert current office space into a medical suite, which will reduce healthcare costs long-term. A grant to Greenfield Hancock Animal Management will provide low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats, and because of this grant GHAM offers $25 adoptions. A grant to Frenzy Animal Rescue will also provide low cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats of Hancock County, reducing the large number of unwanted and homeless animals. P.A.W.S. (Partners for Animal Welfare Society) received a grant that will help fund its $5/$10 Feline Fix TNR Program which involves humanely trapping, spaying/neutering, vaccinating and returning the cats to their outdoor homes.
The William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Friends of Domestic Animals Fund is a Field of Interest endowment fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation which supports programs that provide care and shelter of homeless animals, medical care of injured animals, housing and placement of animals and feeding and general welfare of animals. Field of Interest Funds address a cause or issue of particular importance, and the Foundation identifies charitable projects that can most effectively accomplish that goal at any given time.