Almost Home Receives Grant from Ohio License Plate Fund
Thanks to the efforts of Cheryl Rakich and Carol Mondillo, AHDRO has received a grant from the Ohio Pet Fund for 2011. The Ohio Pet Fund is a nonprofit corporation funded from the sale of special pet license plates and from community rewards linked to your Kroger loyalty card.
The fund provides monies to:
- Animal Shelters
- Humane Societies and
- 501c3 and Veterinary Nonprofit Organizations
that can be used for education, for spay and neuter of pets for low-income families, and for dogs and cats adopted from qualifying agencies.
The funds AHDRO received are available for our use through December 2011.
In 2007-2008 the Ohio Pet Fund awarded $100,000 in grants. In 2009, over $130,000 was granted, and in 2010, $150,000 in spay/neuter funds was awarded. Another $160,000 was earmarked for 2011.
Buying a pet plate is one of the best ways you can help! Proceeds from the sale of the plates go to support the Ohio Pet Fund and to provide grants to groups like AHDRO.
Even if you have just renewed your license plates, you can still buy the pet plate for just $25. Visit your deputy registrar’s office, or call 1-800-589-TAGS. The more plates sold, the more animals helped.
For info or to renew, visit https://www.oplates.com or see your Deputy Registrar.
Original “cartoon” plate with a new look:
Horse and cat plates are also available. For more on the Ohio Pet Fund, visit www.petsohio.com.