Grant Information
Previous Grant Recipients
The Ohio Pet Fund began awarding grants for spay, neuter and
education in 2006-2007, and is pleased to have awarded grant
money to the groups listed below.  
Grant awards do not constitute
an endorsement of said groups
, but instead a shared commitment
to the purposes of education and assistance with spay and neuter
costs for companion animals of low-income families or dogs and
cats adopted from qualifying facilities and agencies.  Thank you for
supporting this effort by purchasing the pet plate!  

Advocates for Animals
Animal Allies
Athens County Dog Shelter
Black & Orange Cat Foundation
Cat Assistance Team of Central Ohio
City of Cleveland Kennel
Colony Cats
Cuyahoga County Dog Shelter
Fayette County Dog Pound
Forgotten 4-Paws
Geauga County Dog Shelter
Geauga County Humane Society
Holmes County Humane Society
Humane Ohio
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Humane Society of Jackson County
Humane Society of Monroe County
Humane Society of Richland County
Highland County Dog Pound
Lake County Dog Shelter
Lorain County Dog Kennel
O'Bryonville Animal Rescue Fund
Perry County Humane Society
Pet FBI
Pike County Dog Pound
Pound Dog Partners of Guernsey County
Rural Animal Veterinary Services - Appalachian Ohio
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs
Summit County Animal Shelter
Vinton County Dog Shelter

Adopt a Neighborhood    
Alterpet                                        
Animals Depend on People Too                                       
Brooklyn Animal Shelter                
Cleveland Animal Protective League         
Cozy Cat Cottage                                
Franklin County Animal Care & Control                       
Humane Society of Greater Akron         
Humane Society of Madison County     
Humane Society of Morrow County        
Jefferson County Humane Society   
Neighborhood Cat Helpers             
RASCAL Charities                       
Sandusky County Dog Pound        
Sierra's Haven                              
SICSA

Animal Outreach
Athens County Humane Society
Auglaize County Dog Warden
Butler County Dog Warden
Capital Area Humane Society
Cat Welfare Association
Champaign County Dog Shelter
Citizens for Humane Action
Community Action Task Force
Fairfield Area Humane Society
Fairfield County Dog Shelter
Heart of Ohio Pets
Huron County Humane Society
Kitten Krazy
Labrador Retriever Rescue
Measle's Animal Haven
Mid-Ohio Animal Welfare League
Pet Fix
Pet Orphanage
Pickaway County Pound
Portage Animal Protective League
Portage County Dog Kennel & Shelter
Putnam County Dog Pound
SCOOP
Save Ohio Strays
Second Chance Humane Society
Tuscarawas County Humane Society
UCAN
Union County Humane Society
Whiskers Animal Welfare and Education
Wood Foundation

Animal Friends Humane Society
Ashland County Dog Shelter
Canine Collective
Cat House Feline Sanctuary
Clinton County Humane Society
Columbus Cocker Rescue
Erie Shores Humane Society
FIDO's Companion Rescue
Golden Retrievers in Need
Homestretch Hounds
Humane Society Serving Clark County
Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue
Ohio Alleycat Resource
One of a Kind
Paulding County Dog Warden
SART
2nd Chance Companions
Stop the Suffering

A Purrfect Start
Almost Home
Ashtabula County Animal Protective League
Cats 'N' Us
Circle of Love
Friends of the Shelter
Friendship Animal Protective League
Greene County Animal Control
Hamilton County SPCA
Harlequin Haven
HART
Helping Our Pets Everywhere
Henry County Dog Warden
Humane Society of Allen County
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley
Humane Society of Seneca County
Humane Society Serving Logan County
Knox County Animal Shelter
Licking County Humane Society
Lucas County Dog Warden
Medina County SPCA
New Beginnings
PAWS of Muskingham County
Pet Advocate League
Pets Without Parents
Purrfect Friends Cat Rescue
Shelby County Animal Shelter
Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT)
TNR of Warren
Toledo Area Humane Society
Wilmington Area Humane Society
Wishful Thinking Endeavors

Allen County Dog Warden
Angel's Rest Animal Sanctuary
Danielle's Animal Safe Haven
Deb's Dogs
Euclid Pet Pals
Fulton County Humane Society
Hardin County Dog Shelter
Holmes County Dog Warden
Holy Cat Whiskers
Lucky Paws Animal Rescue
Open Arms Pound Rescue
Ohio Pug Rescue
Petite Paws Rescue Angels
Pets Uniting People Society
Planned Pethood
Powell Animal Rescue Society
Richland County Dog Shelter
Safe At Last Dog Rescue

Angels for Animals
Auglaize County Humane Society
Cleveland Animal Task Force
Close to Home
Columbiana County Humane Society
Dogs Unlimited
Erie County Dog Warden
Friends of Fido
Highland County Humane Society
Hospets
Knox County Humane Society
Legacy Dog Rescue
Meigs County Humane Society
Montgomery County ARC
Parma Animal Shelter
Perry County Humane Society
Pet Alliance
Powell Animal Welfare Society
SNACK
Tuscarawas County Humane Society
Wood County Humane Society

A Call Fur Help
Auglaize County Humane Society
Cat Adoption Team
Darke County Animal Shelter
Delaware County Dog Shelter
Erie Shore Greyhound Adoption
Freedom Greyhound Rescue
Greene County Animal Control
Guernsey County Dog Shelter
Highland County Commissioners
Humane Society of Preble County
League for Animal Welfare
Ohio American Indian Council
Pay It Forward For Pets
Pike Pet Pals
Purrfect Companions
Ross County Humane Society
SASS Shih Tzu Rescue
Save the Animals Foundation
Shelter Outreach Service of Ohio
SPCA of Grafton
Wood County Dog Shelter
Ohio Pet Fund Grants for Spay/Neuter/Education
Grant Utilization
If your organization has received grant funds, the
organization has agreed to provide the Ohio Pet
Fund with a report as to how the funds were used.  
Funds should be used and reported by December
31st of the year received unless the organization
applies for an extension. See the Utilization Report
next to the little white paw.  The utilization report
also contains contact information to request an
extension.

Eligibility Criteria
Utilization Report
OPF Grant Application 2014 word
OPF grant application 2014 pdf
Apply for a Grant!!
The next grant application period is January 1 through January
31st, 2015.  Animal Shelters, Humane Societies,  501(c)3
organizations, and local nonprofit veterinary associations are
eligible for grants for education regarding veterinary care of
cats and dogs and to fund sterilization procedures for dogs
and cats adopted from eligible organizations or belonging to
low-income owners.   
(Organizations with a Director of the Ohio Pet
Fund sitting on their Board of Directors during the application period and
organizations with a paid employee sitting on the Ohio Pet Fund Board
of Directors during the application period may not apply for a grant in
that application cycle.)
Promote
the Plate!
When you apply for a
grant, you will be asked
how you have helped to
promote the pet plate.  
To help:

*Please put a link to us
on your web page.  Copy  
this logo and link it to
http://www.petsohio.com/
Many Thanks
Many thanks to the late
 Senator Robert
Schuler, shown here
with registrar Frank
Caltrider, for helping
us get the pets license
plate into Ohio
Revised Code.  The
representatives,
senators, lobbyists
and aides who have
been instrumental in
the success of the
plate are too
numerous to mention,
but you know who you
are, and WE THANK
YOU from the bottom
of our hearts!
Thanks also to our friends at MinuteMan
Press in Dublin for all their help with our
graphic work.  Also, our appreciation goes out
to the hard-working people at the BMV and the
deputy registrars, and the many others who
have donated time and services.
Download
this pdf ad
and display it in your
place of business or
add it to your mailings
and adoption packets:

Ohio Pet Fund ad
The Ohio Pet Fund is a
501(c)3 nonprofit
corporation.   

Not only do we bestow a
substantial amount in
grant funds every year, but
we are attempting to build
an endowment fund to
serve as an
income-producing entity
in the future, in order to
continue helping dog and
cats forever!

Paul, Laura, Ryan, and Blake helped publicize
the license plate at events like Pet Expo.  They
also donated their time to help with filing,
computing, web site management, moving
furniture and setting up the office, even fostering
and socializing dogs and puppies!  
Don't forget
to mention
the Ohio  Pet
Plate in your   
organization's
newsletter!
Make sure your
members know that
buying a plate is one of
the best ways to help.  
When animal lovers see
your members' cars
sporting the new plate,  
they are going to want a
pet plate of their own!
Banners and
Posters:
Do you have some wall
space  in a high-traffic
lobby, office or store? Ask
us for a plastic banner (2
feet tall x 3 feet wide with
grommets for hanging )
to display in your lobby or
at your adoption events.








To receive a free
banner, (or a
smaller 13x19"
poster
) send a request
to the Ohio Pet Fund at
2280 Henderson Rd,
Suite 207, Columbus,
Ohio 43220 or send an
email to the address on
the grant utilization report.
Poverty Guidelines
For owned dogs/cats, the cutoff for eligibility is the
150% column of annual family income.  All
dogs/cats released, or intended to be released,
from non-profit organizations, shelters, humane
societies or pounds, are also eligible.  See eligibility
criteria link above for more details.

Poverty Guideline 2013        100%            150%
Family of one                       $11,490        $17,235
Family of two                        $15,510        $23,265
Family of three                     $19,530        $29,295
Family of four                       $23,550        $35,325
Family of five                        $27,570        $41,355
Family of six                         $31,590        $47,385
Family of seven                   $35,610        $53,415
Family of eight                     $39,630        $59,445

If new guidelines are not available, use the
guidelines from the previous year.  For family units
of more than 8 members, add $4,020 to the 100%
figure for each additional member, then multiply by
1.5 to get the 150% threshold.
A kind pair of hands
soon soothe a timid
dog.  Thanks so
much, guys!  We
couldn't do it all
without you!
Two of five puppies
found in an abandoned
house in Columbus,
Ohio....soon
socialized and put into
good homes!
These two pups were
part of a litter of ten
labrador-beagle
mixes found under an
old wagon in
Licking county....now
living the good life!

But we are not always
able to grant as much
money as we would like.

Please help us
increase the size of our
spay-neuter fund by
promoting the pet license
plates...

so that every
pet can find a
home!
The fine feline art of Denise Laurent and her
painting of Bright Eyes was the inspiration for
our cat plate.  Visit her beautiful art at The
Painted Cat.
Grant Applicants:

We are accepting
either hard copy or
pdf file applications.
See the Application
for details. This is an
experiment to see if
we can save money,
time, and trees!
Jenny Campbell, from Chagrin Falls, Ohio,
generously donated her time to get the art for the
signature PetsOhio license plate just right!  You
may recognize her style from the nationally
syndicated cartoon
Flo and Friends.

Debbie Stonebraker generously donated this
great image, chosen by an Ohio focus group.
http://www.stonebrakerart.com/
We have been
able to help
nearly 200
nonprofit
organizations
and shelters