Brevard Humane Society is the proud recipient of a $25,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend, Inc., an organization whose mission is to help end pet overpopulation. Brevard Humane Society will utilize the grant by focusing its efforts on vital spay/neuter surgeries for low-income families and the community cats in Brevard County.

“This award from Florida Animal Friend goes straight to the heart of our mission to reduce the homeless animal population in this area through proactive spay/neuter programs,” said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director for the Brevard Humane Society. “Brevard Humane Society’s mission is to humanely end a cats’ ability to reproduce, improve their quality of life, and assist the citizens who serve as caregivers.”

The main source of funding for Florida Animal Friend is the sale of its specialty license plate. A portion of every plate sold goes directly to organizations across the state that offer free or low-cost spay/neuter services. On an annual basis, Florida Animal Friends’ Board of Directors review grant applications from non-profit and municipal agencies across Florida, and award grant funding to those who further its mission to help save the lives of countless unwanted cats and dogs.

“With the number of community cats currently in Brevard County the need is compelling. We are extremely grateful to the citizens who purchased these license plates, the selection committee who awarded the grants – and to all the citizens who support our efforts. If you purchase a Florida Animal Friend plate, you are making a difference. This is a great opportunity and tremendous benefit to our community.”

In 2017, the Brevard Humane Society treated 1,109 cats through this life-saving fund, 542 of which were community, un-owned stray/feral cats. Spay/neuter appointments will be available beginning Monday, October 15th. Brevard County residents should call the Humane Society’s Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at 321.636.3343 ext. 206 for scheduling. Funds will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are exhausted.