UPDATE (1/8/22): The Emergency Treatment for Shelter Animals Project did not generate the number of inquiries and requests we anticipated. It has been discontinued and replaced by a new initiative called the Stibitz-LeBel Memorial Fund – Dedicated to the Memory of Peggy Lynn and Mary Jo Stibitz.
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Emergency Treatment for Shelter Animals (inactive)
This initiative was established in September 2021 to assist with the cost of emergency treatment for animals in designated shelters in Muskegon County.
Funding was intended for one-time treatment or surgery for life-threatening conditions. Treatment or surgery for significant quality of life issues will also be considered. It was not intended for neutering, routine inoculations, or ongoing treatment. Animals at risk of being euthanized are ineligible.
This was a matching fund program where we considered requests from designated 501(c)(3) non-profit animal shelters for a maximum of $500 toward the cost of care.
Applicants were required to report on treatment outcomes. Followup inquiries were to be done at 3-6 months following treatment.
It was a pilot program, funded with $10,000. Additional funding was to depend on outcome evaluations.