State Awards $15K Grant to Fixing the Boro

Fixing the Boro was recently named a recipient of grant funds allocated by the state to help with sterilization programs.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper announced Friday the grant awardees for the 2024 Dog & Cat Sterilization Program (DCSP). Among them was the Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County, garnering $25,000.

The Department received nearly 170 applications and issued 93 awards between $1,000 and $20,000 based on each applicant’s needs. The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s DCSP Grant helps reduce the strain of overpopulation on Georgia’s animal shelters by providing financial assistance for low-cost spay/neuter programs in communities across the state. The DCSP received $800,000 in funding for Fiscal Year 2024.

“I’m excited to congratulate the more than 90 organizations who were selected to receive this year’s DCSP Grant awards and thank them for the work they do every single day to ensure Georgia’s shelter pets receive the humane care they deserve,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper. “The Dog & Cat Sterilization Program is vital as we work to address animal overpopulation in our state, and we look forward to ensuring the program’s continued success for years to come.”

All applications were thoroughly reviewed by a committee of animal industry professionals to ensure fairness and applications were reviewed anonymously.

To be eligible for a DCSP grant, applicants must fall into one of the following categories:

  • County and/or municipal animal shelters licensed and located in Georgia
  • licensed non-profit animal rescue organizations with 501(c)(3) status located in Georgia,
  • veterinary medical foundations in Georgia with 501(c)(3) status

Other recipients include:

NOTE: The press release from the state indicates that $20k is the maximum grant amount, but two entities are listed with amounts exceeding that. An inquiry as been sent to the state for clarification and this article may be updated once additional information is received.

CountyApplicant AgencyAward Amount
DeKalbAhimsa House, Inc.5000
FultonAll About Cats6000
CobbAmazing Mutts and Wiggle Butts co.1500
MuscogeeAnimal Ark Rescue, Inc.3500
BaldwinAnimal Rescue Foundation, Inc.1500
ClarkeAthens-Clarke County Animal Services4500
ClarkeAthenspets, Inc.8000
BartowBartow County Animal Shelter12500
WorthBest friends Humane Society In Worth County1800
Macon BibbBibb County Animal Services6000
FultonBraveheart Bulliez Rescue, Inc.1000
BryanBryan County Animal Services2500
BurkeBurke County Animal Services2000
ButtsButts County Humane Society4000
CherokeeCherokee County Animal Shelter1800
GreeneCircle of Friends Animal Society, Inc.20000
CrispCity of Cordele Animal Shelter1250
TroupCity of LaGrange Animal Control Center1000
TreutlenCity of Soperton Animal Control1000
DadeCity of Trenton Animal Shelter1000
DoolyCity of Vienna1000
CobbCobb County Animal Control aka Cobb County Animal Services3500
MeriwetherCoco’s Cupboard Inc.18000
LumpkinDahlonega-Lumpkin County Humane Society1500
TreutlenDiamonds In The Ruff South GA, Inc.1250
CoffeeDouglas Coffee County Animal Shelter2500
DouglasDouglas County Animal Services2000
CrawfordFaith Animal Rescue Inc5000
FanninFannin Co. Animal Control3500
ForsythFeral Cat Program of Georgia, Inc.4000
BullochFixing the Boro, Inc.15000
FloydFloyd Felines Inc10000
ForsythForsyth County Animal Shelter6000
GwinnettGeorgia Veterinary Medical Association Foundation, INC.270950
HaralsonHaralson County Animal Shelter1500
CowetaHearts ‘n Homes Rescue Inc2500
TaliferroHelping Hands Humane Society4500
CamdenHumane Society of Camden County4000
MorganHumane Society of Morgan County, Inc.6000
WhitfieldHumane Society of Northwest Georgia12000
GlynnHumane Society of South Coastal Georgia5000
BullochHumane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County25000
LowndesHumane Society of Valdosta / Lowndes Co.5000
ChathamIslands Feral Cat Project, Inc.3200
ButtsJoy’s Promise Canine Rescue Inc.10000
LibertyK9 Battle Buddies, Inc.5000
BibbKitty City Cat Rescue1800
ButtsKlassy Kats of Butts County Corp2500
LeeLee County Animal Control9000
BarrowLeftover Pets Inc12500
LowndesLowndes County Animal Shelter3000
LumpkinLumpkin County Animal Shelter2000
BarrowMACS Friends Animal Rescue Inc3000
McIntoshMcintosh County Animal Services4000
MonroeMonroe County Board of Commissioners1000
ColquittMoultrie Colquitt County Humane Society1500
ClayMs. Kitty’s Animal Sanctuary, Inc.6000
MurrayMurray County Humane Society, Inc3500
GreeneLake Oconee Humane Society18000
ChathamOne Love Animal Rescue, Inc.5000
PauldingPaulding County Animal Control4000
MuscogeePaws Humane INC.20000
BibbPawsome Southern Rescue, Inc1500
GwinnettPlanned PEThood of Georgia18000
DouglasPurrfect Peaches Cat Rescue1800
RabunRabun Paws 4 Life5000
ChathamRed Clay Animal Rescue1000
ChathamRenegade Paws Rescue, Inc.15000
FayetteRescueCats, Inc1250
RockdaleRockdale County Animal Services12000
FayetteRoyal Animal Refuge6000
BibbSOS Rescue Inc12000
BrantleySouth Georgia Equine Rescue Inc1800
FayetteSouthern Crescent Canine Rescue1500
McDuffieSouthern Souls Rescue, Inc.1250
SpaldingSpalding County Animal Care and Control2000
HenryStreet Paws2500
DoughertyThe Albany Humane Society, Inc.8000
WilkesThe DAWG Squad of Georgia, Inc1050
ChathamThe Humane Society for Greater Savannah12500
TiftTift Animal Rescue Inc8000
CarrollWest Ga Pet Rescue3000
WhiteWhite County Animal Control1500
WhitfieldWhitfield County Animal Shelter4000
HenryWinging Cat Rescue1800
CobbYour New Best Friend Pet Rescue5000

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

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