The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation

Saving Death Row Dogs

Grant Information
Categories Community
Location United States
Cycle Year 2015
Organization Information
Organization Name (provided by applicant) Meade Canine Rescue and Chiquita's Friends (Legal name Meade Canine Rescue Foundation)
Organization Name (provided by automatic EIN validation)
Contact Information
Contact Name Charlotte Meade
Phone 8052394004
PO Box 252
8598 Webster Road
Additional Information
Used for The money will go toward the renovation of a currently existing barn structure and surrounding exercise areas. Adding heat, electricity, food preparation area and volunteer/adopter meet and greet space. The facility will be used strictly for dogs pulled from euthanasia lists in the Los Angeles city and county pounds by Geraldine Gilliland director of Chiquita's Friends.
Benefits Fewer animals in the world should be a target goal of all animal rescues. Completion of this facility not only helps to humanely save lives but to prevent more unwanted dogs from being born. Not only are Meade Canine Rescue and Chiquita's Friends directly saving lives but they are actively working to lower the number of unwanted pets.
Proposal Description Chiquita's Friends, a Malibu based animal rescue under the Directorship of Geraldine Gilliland is joining forces with Meade Canine Rescue, a senior sanctuary in Creston, California and adoption center in Bethlehem, Connecticut to be able to help more animals in grave danger of euthanasia in the over crowded dog pounds in Los Angeles City and County. Geraldine's dream for years has been to to help specific death row dogs but has had no where to house them until they find homes or are able to go to other rescue groups. At Meade Canine Sanctuary a barn once used for rescue horses, when renovated will provide perfect housing for canines. In order to make the barn habitable for rescue dogs it needs better insulation, electricity, a laundry wash area, new storage, a sitting area for adopters, new fencing and ground clearing. Upon completion of this project, dogs who once had no options in animal shelters will be able to be housed and given a new "leash" on life. To make a bigger difference in the overpopulation problem Meade Canine Rescue and Chiquita's Friends have also incorporated a community based spay neuter program to better get to the heart of the overpopulation problem in Southern California. This program in itself is hugely important and costly but both rescues are committed to lowering birth and consequently euthanasia statistics as a humane approach to the pet over population problem. Thank you for your consideration.