Recent Grant Recipients

Wisconsin Large Animal Emergency Response (WLAER) received a grant from the Foundation in December 2020. WLAER is dedicated to emergency response and animal control, and trains veterinary personnel in technical emergency response involving large animals – primarily horses and cattle. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.wlaer.org. ...

Three Gaits, Inc. received a grant from the Foundation in December 2020. Three Gaits provides equine-assisted activities and therapies that enhance the lives of people with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.threegaits.com....

Second Hand Purrs received a grant from the Foundation in December 2020. Second Hand Purrs is a no kill cat shelter located in Milwaukee, solely run by volunteers. The small shelter is a sanctuary for abandoned cats and kittens, with a goal to place each animal in a forever-home. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.secondhandpurrs.org....

Patriot K9s of Wisconsin received a grant from the Foundation in December 2020. Patriot K9s provides training for U.S. military veterans and shelter dogs – working together to combat the effects of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Incident (MSI). Find out more by visiting their website at: www.patriotk9s.com....

Custom Canines, based in Madison, received a grant from the Foundation in December 2020. Custom Canines supports lasting partnerships between highly skilled service dogs and those with diverse disabilities and impairments, thus greatly enhancing their quality of life. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.customcanines.org/...

Got Your Six K9s recently received a $2,500 grant from Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation to help them pay for training a service dog for a veteran. Got Your Six K9s is dedicated to helping wounded combat veterans through the assistance of professionally trained service dogs to help them cope with PTSD and other service related injuries. We are proud to provide the best-performing dogs for these deserving men and women. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.gotyoursixk9s.org....

Heaven's Helpers in Waukesha received a $750 grant from the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation to support Retired Sgt. Henry Almonte get a service dog for his PTSD.. Sgt. Almonte served in Panama and Kuwait, where he where he was injured during a bombing. He suffered PTSD, and severe damage to  his arm, collar bone and pelvis.  The grant helped him purchase Lelu, a Bullmastiff/Cane Corso mixed pup to deal with his PTSD and anxiety.  ...

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