DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / DIVISION OF ANIMAL SERVICES - Animal Care Center Manager Christine McClintock
The grant has no direct impact on the Division of Animal Services' budget. The grant will allow the Division of Animal Services to allocate funds that would otherwise be unavailable for low cost or free spay-neuter services and programs for dogs and cats owned by low income individual members of the public.
REQUESTED ACTION (S)
a) Request confirmation of the application that was submitted on 2/16/17 by the Tehama County Animal Care Center Manager to apply for the 2017 Animal Homelessness and Cruelty Fund Grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture in the amount of $7,500
Without CDFA grant funds, residents would not benefit from possible free spay/neuter services and programs for their pets. The grant application period was 2/1/17 through 2/28/17. Tehama County's application was submitted on 2/16/17. Authorization for the requested action is being sought retroactively because historically the CDFA Grants available to municipal shelters were on a first-come first-served basis. Since 2009, the Division of Animal Services has successfully obtained CDFA Municipal Shelter Grants four other times. Last fiscal year, over 200 low income residents were able to have their cats and dogs spayed/neutered for free with assistance from CDFA grants.