Peace for Pets, Inc. recently received a grant of $6,605 from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust located in Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of the grant is to “grow” the organization’s Safe Haven program which provides short-term foster and medical care for the pets of owners – primarily women – entering domestic violence shelters in Stark County.
The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust is a private foundation focused on preventing cruelty to animals and promoting the humane treatment of animals, particularly companion animals such as dogs and cats, and other species of animals commonly kept as household pets. Kenneth Allen Scott (1891-1977) was a Cleveland businessman, engineer, and philanthropist whose passion was showing and rescuing dogs. He executed a Trust Agreement by which KeyBank NonProfit Services continues to direct his assets for the benefit of animals, in keeping with his wishes.
Peace for Pets wants to expand to serve additional companion pets and in turn, recruit additional volunteers and foster homes to work with this increase in companion pets who are able to leave the abusive situation with their owner so that they may seek out the help that they need. Peace for Pets, Inc. provides a Safe Haven for these pets for up to 90 days while their owner receives services from Domestic Violence shelters in the area. The animals are fully vetted, spayed or neutered if needed, brought up to date on vaccinations, and treated for minor health problems. When they return home to their owner, they bring with them supplies for three months of care, such as food, litter and litter pan if appropriate, a new bed, toys, leash and collar, and preventative care fleas, ticks and heartworms among other things.
We are very grateful to the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust for choosing us for this grant, and we look forward to sharing their generosity through our upcoming program expansion.