August 31, 2016
Categories: Announcements, Grants

If you were at the 2016 Best Friends Animal Society National Conference last month, you probably heard a lot of whooping and hollering from the Booth 205. Yep, that was us! People lined up for a chance to play the Maddie Spin and Win machine and 36 lucky organizations won $500 and $1,000 grants. (Although from inspiring sessions to networking opportunities to Aha! Moments, everyone went home a winner!).

If you didn’t make it, don’t worry! Thanks to Maddie, you can apply for an Innovation Grant of up to $5,000 today. But hurry; the application deadline is September 15!

From Sherwood, Oregon to Jupiter, Florida and many places in between, animals are leaping for joy. Join us in congratulating them and the lucky winners of the $500 and $1,000 grants:

  • Samantha Eppler, 4 Paws 4 Life, Littleton, CO
  • Nathan Meason (Best Friends) designated to Ashley Valley Community Cats, Vernal, UT
  • Charlie Stewart/Noni Huntsman, Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT
  • Emily DeScalo, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Jupiter, FL
  • Cath Manrique, Cache Humane Society, Logan, UT
  • Cameron Moore (Target Zero), Carroll County Animal Shelter, Carrollton, GA
  • Karen Green, Cat Adoption Team, Sherwood, OR
  • Deb Devogt, Cat Depot, Sarasota, FL
  • Jesse Barton, Central Missouri Humane Society, Columbia, MO
  • BJ Motko, Central Valley Rescue Railroad, Lindsay, CA
  • Kurt Fenstermacher, City of El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Jessica Schultz, Dog Adoption and Welfare Group (DAWG), Santa Barbara, CA
  • Leigh Sullivan, Duck Team 6 Street Dog Rescue, Frisco, TX
  • Joy Smith, FieldHaven Feline Center, Lincoln, CA
  • Anthony Ercolani, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Palm Springs, CA
  • Lance McCarty, Greenville County Animal Care Services, Greenville, SC
  • Melissa Gurnett, Happy Jack Cats, Meridian, ID
  • Evelyn Gray, Heaven on Earth, North Hollywood, CA
  • Tracy Poston, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Deann Shepherd, Humane Society of Utah, Murray, UT
  • Sandy Monterose/Christie Rogero,  Jackson Galaxy Foundation,  Los Angeles, CA
  • Jennifer Gallion, Kindred Kitties, Kenosha, WI
  • Maribeth Fabrizio, Lulu’s Rescue, Pt. Pleasant, PA
  • Emily Ewing, New Beginnings for Merced County Animals, Winton, CA
  • Rebecca Genauer, NorCal Boxer Rescue, Davis, CA
  • Janice Klein (individual), Nuzzles & Co., Peoa, UT
  • Micki Decker,  One by One Friends of Animals, Inc., Owasso, OK
  • Joya DiStefano, Palmetto Animal Welfare Services (PAWS), Aiken, SC
  • Courtney Cunningham, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Philadelphia, PA
  • Heidi Prockish/Brittany Van Teylingen/Heather Mullen, Rifle Animal Shelter, Rifle, CO
  • Heather Owen, One Tail at a Time, Chicago, IL
  • Osalyn Houser, SafeHaven Humane Society, Tanget, OR
  • Janice Klein (individual), Second Chance for Homeless Pets, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Makayla Wright, Snake River Animal Shelter, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Patricia Van Buren, Warren County SPCA, Glens Falls, NY
  • Sharel Reffitt, West Valley Animal Shelter, West Valley, UT

Photo: Spin & Win-ner Rebecca Genauer of NorCal Boxer Rescue (Davis, California)