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The New York Community Trust Awards $100,000 to Dogs Trust USA to Promote Animal Welfare

New York City, New York, June 2022 – Dogs Trust USA, Inc. is proud to announce that The New York Community Trust awarded it $100,000 to help promote animal welfare in New York. The Trust provided this grant to import a successful program from the UK that will offer canine behavioral training in partnership with three New York City animal rescue agencies, ACC, Bideawee, and Muddy Paws.

For more than 30 years, The Trust has supported New York City’s nonprofit animal care sector by making grants to provide veterinary and humane care. In consultation with 16 leading animal welfare experts, The Trust developed a new grantmaking strategy focused on two areas: 1) the welfare and humane treatment of animals in captivity in the city and 2) the conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation of wildlife that resides in or passes through the city, with a focus on protected species.

“These grants will give some exemplary nonprofits the support to tackle the myriad issues and opportunities for the city today,” said Shawn Morehead, The Trust’s vice president for grants. “From evaluating the nation’s first overdose prevention centers to lifting up the social work profession to aiding the city’s companion animals and wildlife.”

This funding is part of The Trust awarding $14.6 million in grants to 86 nonprofits to “improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.” Additional grants include conserving the environment, improving health and behavioral health, promoting justice, and aiding community development.

About Dogs Trust USA, Inc.
At Dogs Trust USA, we draw on a long history of dog expertise and evidence-based research. We’re the affiliate organization of Dogs Trust, the UK’s leading dog welfare charity, founded over 130 years ago, which helps improve the lives of dogs around the world.

Although we draw much of our expertise and experience from Dogs Trust in the UK, Dogs Trust USA is a U.S. based, nonprofit registered charity, which aims to help as many dogs as possible right here in the United States to find loving homes, and to live happy and healthy lives.

The New York Community Trust
The New York Community Trust is a public charity and New York City’s largest community foundation. It connects generous people and institutions with high-impact nonprofits making the city and its suburbs a better place for all. It builds stronger communities, influences public policy, foster innovation, improves lives, and protects our environment.

Press Contact
John Conroy, Dogs Trust USA, Inc.

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