Pasco County Animal Services Awarded $50K from Maddie’s Fund

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 1, 2021

~~Grant money will help provide resources for pet owners in need~~

Pasco County Animal Services Awarded $50K from Maddie’s Fund

Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS) is pleased to announce we’re the grateful recipient of a $50,000 grant to help keep people and pets together!  The generous grant comes from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

Pasco County received this award due to our innovative community-focused programs.  These funds will help our community keep their pets and the people who love them together.

“We are thankful to Maddie’s Fund for helping us continue our lifesaving mission and support the human-animal bond,” said PCAS Director Mike Shumate.  “This grant will help pet owners who would otherwise be forced to give up their furry friends.”

Animal Services will use the generous donation to help pet owners with a variety of services, including:

  • Pet supplies and food
  • Medical care
  • Short-term boarding

This grant will go beyond the organization’s long-time mission of achieving a 90% save rate, to ensure Pasco pets stay with their owners.

Friends of Animal Services will give out the grant money to support PCAS’ work as a Tier 1 shelter with Human Animal Support Services, a national coalition led by American Pets Alive! Learn more about PCAS achieving ‘Top Tier’ status here:

For more information, including a full list of programs and services, please visit our website at:  To learn more about Maddie’s Fund, visit:



Mary Ellen shea says

This is hopefully true …All the kind people that help these kind souls deserve all the help possible ..They give and give beyond knowledge to most…

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