Shakespeare Animal Fund

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”                                                                                                     Gandhi

Thank you for considering in giving a grant to Shakespeare Animal Fund. The fund started after the founder discovered there are thousands of elderly, disabled and other low income individuals who live alone and whose main “family” is their pet. They often live below the poverty line and cannot afford vet care for their seriously ill or injured pets; they have to watch them suffer and die

Founded in January 2004 under the direction of the Community Foundation, this organization has grown to give thousands of dollars to save local animals,  but with the current economy the calls for help have increased exponentially.

Your grant of up to $10,000 focuses on increasing the amount of each donation we give. At this point we can only offer $50, which gets an injured or dying animal into the vet but often there are only limited options available to the animal.

Whether it is a returning veteran whose dog means the world to him, a woman recovering from cancer whose cat has seen her through her illness, or a disabled man whose dog is the main reason he wakes up in the morning—they all need help, and Shakespeare Animal Fund is there to provide it. Your grant will help us not only keep on helping, but increase the amount we can offer, which will increase the lives we save!

"How you behave toward cats here below determines your status in Heaven." ~Robert A. Heinlein