In Fall 2017, the Communities Foundation of Texas expert philanthropy team reviewed the following nonprofit agencies and offers them for your funding consideration:

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Dallas Pets Alive!
Dallas Pets Alive! is committed to eliminate the killing of companion animals via education, resources, and programming. They are seeking funding for two programs: PASS a program posting bilingual volunteers outside Dallas animal shelters in low-income areas that helps prevent the surrending of animals and a Trap-Neuter-Release Program to address the stray cat population of south Dallas. DPA has impressive impact results, improving Dallas Animal Services live release rates to 81.1% from 42.7%. The TNR Program has also prevented an estimated 3,042 kitten births and the projected success of the 2017 TNR Program will prevent 6,804 kitten births.
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DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc.
The DFW Pug Rescue Club rescues, cares for, and facilitates adoption for unwanted, mistreated, or homeless pugs. The organization provides services for about 350 pugs annually. It is seeking funding for vetrinary services, medical care, and transportation costs for the pugs they serve.
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Don't Forget to Feed Me Pet Food Bank
Don't Forget to Feed Me is a pet food bank that provides pet food for those in need. They are seeking funding for their "Stay or Go" program that collects and distributes pet food to DFW pet owners. Funding will support the operating cost of food donations, collection, and distribution. In 2016, they distributed 266,621 pounds of pet food.
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Greyhound Adoption League of Texas
Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) places (mainly retired racing) greyhounds into adoptive homes and provides medical care for mistreated greyhounds. GALT requests funds for adoption preparation which include spay/neuter and other medical costs and orthopedic care for injured dogs. GALT places and average of 142 greyhounds per year.
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Humane Tomorrow
Humane Tomorrow is a foster organization that rescues and re-homes unwanted and abused animals in north Texas. HT seeks funding for three programs: Love on Wheels (LOW), the Mercy Fund, and the Center for Animal Rescue and Education (CARE). LOW re-homes animals by transporting unwanted DFW companion animals to the northeast US where demand outpaces supply for rescue dogs. The Mercy Fund provides medical care to animal victims of abuse. CARE is a capital project to construct an animal resource center in Argyle, Texas.
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In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center
In-Sync provides sanctuary for exotic felines. They currently house 76 felines that have been rescued from north Texas homes. In-Sync requests funding to cover the costs of food, vet care, and a capital expenditure to build a new cougar enclosure.
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New Beginnings Cat Rescue
New Beginnings Cat Rescue facilitates foster care and adoption for homeless cats. New Beginnings requests funding for sterilization, immunization, and flea and tick treatment costs for each of the cats they rescue. It facilitates adoption for about 300 cats per year.
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Operation Kindess of Garland
Operation Kindness rescues homeless cats and dogs and cares for them in a no-kill shelter until the animals are placed in forever homes. Operation Kindness is seeking support for their $12M capital campaign devoted to expanding the largest and original no-kill shelter in north Texas. Operation Kindness served 4,566 animals in 2016.
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Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Rogers Wildlife Rehab Center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, sick, and orphaned birds. It seeks funding for operation costs (medical supplies, utilities, food, and labor) and capital needs to refurbish a classroom with interactive displays. Rogers Wildlife has treated more than 40,000 birds in ten years and delivered educational programming to approximately 2000 individuals per year.
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Spay Neuter Network
The Spay Neuter Network (SNN) works to eliminate pet overpopulation through subsidized spay/neuter programs for communities. The organization also runs a regional clinic and a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH) in the metroplex that brings free pet vaccinations, sterilizations, and pet care resources to low-income neighborhoods. SNN provides more than 17,500 spay/neuter surgeries annually to North Texas pets. The Network seeks funding for mobile spay/neuter clinics for dogs and cats and for an education program in South Dallas elementary schools for humane outreach.
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SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Dallas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. They are seeking funds for a Pet Resource Center (education and treatment services), their Abuse Investigations Unit, and a spay/neuter program for south Dallas dogs.
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Texas Coalition for Animal Protection
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) provides compassionate solutions to pet overpopulations and community animal welfare by making affordable, high quality preventative services available to Texas pet owners. Since its formation in 2002, TCAP has spayed/neutered more than 275,000 animals and vaccinated more than 465,000 animals. TCAP requests funding for their spay/neuter program to fund 360 pets, 100 surgery packs to maintain safety and efficiency, and a company van for transporting staff and supplies to remote clinics.
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Texas Husky Rescue
Texas Husky Rescue rescues, rehabilitates, and finds loving homes for neglected and abused Huskies throughout Texas. The organization educates the public about responsible pet ownership and special qualities of the Siberian Husky breed, and in 2015, saved 287 Huskies. Funding is requested for vetting huskies with medical problems, training huskies with behavorial problems, and to cover boarding fees so that huskies can be removed from shelters prior to euthanasia.
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The Pegasus Project
The Pegasus Project rescues, rehabilitates, trains and finds homes for neglected, abused, and abandoned horses, donkeys, and mules throughout Texas. The Pegasus Projects also collaborates with the Windridge Therapeutic Riding school, Victory Therapy Center, R.O.C.K., and Ride for Kids to address the needs of at-risk adults and children. Funding is requested to cover a riding arena and horse shelter and to expand the equine training program by retaining an additional trainer and expanding the hours of current trainers.
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Window to the Wild
Window to the Wild (WTTW) supports global conservation projects with live, interactive displays of avian wildlife. WTTW was founded in 2014 and has served 24,0000 students in Dallas, Mesquite, Richardson, Garland, and Wylie. It has also hosted 172 public events impacting 72,000 adults and families. WTTW requests funding for bird rescue, rehabilitation, and educational programs. WTTW plans to construct and improve habitat enclosures and purchase telemetry tracking devices.
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Celeste AristaCeleste Arista
Community Philanthropy Officer

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