Year: 2016

University of Tennessee Shelter Medicine Program

The University of Tennessee Shelter Medicine Program is amazing.  Lead by Dr. Amanda Dykstra, eight rural shelters with limited resources now receive free spays and neuters.  And the Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee pay a whopping $10/cat for their surgeries.  With her mobile unit and her fourth year vet students, Dr. Dykstra’s team alters over 2000 animals per year, making a huge difference to the shelters and animals she serves.  The May HTR Foundation is honored to be able to help by providing funds to purchase pain medication for her program.


Coastal Humane Society

The Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine takes care of more than 2500 furry and feathered animals every year.  As you can imagine, that takes a lot of food and when a donation comes in, it needs to be stored safely.

In the past, the shelter has had problems with moth infestations and with some smaller furry, uninvited friends who have helped themselves to the available victuals.  The May HTR Foundation is happy to help Coastal Humane Society buy industrial strength shelving and lockable plastic bins so all their food can safely go the intended recipients.

Assistance Canine Training Service

The May HTR Foundation is so proud to have awarded the Assistance Canine Training Services of New Hampshire a grant. With our help, their all volunteer puppy raisers and trainers will be taking their charges on road trips to places like Boston and Portland to help these pups learn about riding busses, walking on busy sidewalks, visiting public attractions like museums and aquariums and (this should really be fun) shopping in malls. They’ve promised us pictures.

Virtually everyone associated with this organization is a volunteer. And as with most non-profits, they are always in need of donations. Take a look at their website (, prepare to smile and help them out if you can.

Ark Animal Sanctuary

After a fire last year destroyed their facility, the Ark Animal Sanctuary is coming back.  They’ve managed to raise money to rebuild and hope to be up and running as usual this Spring.  There were lots of little (and not so little) things left to do, and the May HTR Foundation was happy to help.

Voices for Animals

Voices for Animals is an amazing group of volunteers in Central Virginia who have been going strong since 1984.  They have a Feral Cat Spay Neuter Program as well as the Houses of Wood and Straw Project (HOWS), a program to help outdoor dogs who live penned or tethered with substandard shelter and care.

The May HTR Foundation is happy to be able to help by awarding Voices for Animals a grant to buy more traps, allowing them to expand their spay neuter program to the rural areas of Louisa County.