ASPCA Announces Recipients of "Rescue Ride" Animal Relocation Grants

As part of 8th annual Subaru Share the Love Event, ASPCA and Subaru provide grant funding for nationwide animal transports, adoption events
January 5, 2016

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of the third year of the ASPCA & Subaru Share the Love Event “Rescue Ride” grant program.The grant program helps transport thousands of homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters to shelters in areas where they have a better chance of being adopted. Thanks to funding from the annual Share the Love Event, the program will grant a total of $189,000 in funding to 49 organizations to cover transportation costs.  

This is the eighth consecutive year that the ASPCA will be a beneficiary of the Subaru Share the Love Event. In addition to the “Rescue Ride” program, this year, the ASPCA has used these donations to distribute over $150,000 in grants to 45 local animal welfare organizations to host pet adoption-related events at local Subaru retailers to save lives and raise awareness for animals in need.

“With Subaru’s support, we are helping relocate thousands of animals to improve their chances of finding safe and loving homes, and supporting many others through dedicated events and programs,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matthew Bershadker. “This partnership makes a huge difference in the lives of vulnerable animals -- but also for individuals, families, and communities across America who benefit from the love and companionship pets so eagerly provide.”

As part of the Share the Love event – which ran from November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016 – Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including the ASPCA. Subaru will give up to $15,000,000 in total, with a minimum donation of $250,000 to each of the four national charities.

ASPCA & Subaru Share the Love Event “Rescue Ride” Grant Recipients are:

Aiding Shelter Animals Project (McComb, Miss.)
Alamo Rescue Friends (San Antonio, Texas)
All Sato Rescue (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Animal Allies Humane Society (Duluth, Minn.)
Animal Relief and Rescue Fellowship (Leland, Miss.)
Animal Welfare Association Incorporated (Voorhees, N.J.)
Berkshire Humane Society Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Blackwell Animal Rescue Center (BARC) (Southaven, Miss.)
Camden County Animal Shelter  (Blackwood, N.J.)
Capital Area Humane Society (Hilliard, Ohio)
City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Colorado Animal Rescue Inc. (Glenwood Springs, Colo.)
Connecticut Humane Society (Newington, Conn.)
Darlington County Humane Society, Inc. (Darlington, S.C.)
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Friends 4 Pound Paws (Gouverneur, N.Y.)
Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc. (North Kingstown, R.I.)
Greenhill Humane Society (Eugene, Ore.)
Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc.  (Quincy, Ill.)
Humane Society of Cherokee County (Tahlequah, Okla.)
Humane Society of Dover Stewart County Incorporated (Indian Mound, Tenn.)
Humane Society of Jefferson County (Jefferson City, Tenn.)
Humane Society of Lincoln County (Fayetteville, Tenn.)
Husky House, Inc. (Matawan, N.J.)
Idaho Humane Society, Inc. (Boise, Idaho)
Johnson County Animal Control (Franklin, Ind.)
Kauai Humane Society (Lihue, Hawaii)
Kentucky Humane Society (Louisville, Ky.)
Laguna Madre Humane Society  (Port Isabel, Texas)
Little Guild of Saint Francis (West Cornwall, Conn.)
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (Arlington, Va.)
Nate's Honor Animal Rescue (Bradenton, Fla.)
National Great Pyrenees Rescue (Maplecrest, N.Y.)
Nevada Humane Society, Inc. (Reno, Nev.)
No Paws Left Behind (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, Inc. (Vinita, Okla.)
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. (Ottawa, Kan.)
Rock County Humane Society (Janesville, Wis.)
Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Inc. (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (Lyndhurst, Va.)
South Ogden Animal Services (South Ogden, Utah)
SPCA of Texas (Dallas, Texas)
Stafford Animal Shelter (Livingston, Mont.)
TAILS Humane Society  (DeKalb, Ill.)
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Westbrook, Maine)
The Delta Humane Society of Louisiana  (Rayville, La.)
The Humane Society of Jackson County, Inc. (Sylva, N.C.)
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. (Evansville, Ind.)
Wharton County Stray Pet Outreach Team (Wharton, Texas)