Over the years, FLA has proudly offered grants for canine research as well as relief funding for individuals in the wolfdog community who have been struck with natural tragedies.
As a 501(c)(3) federal non-profit organization, FLA can accept tax-exempt donations for a variety of things. On occasion, we have returned the favor by issuing grants to researchers and/or graduate students conducting interesting canine-oriented research. One such recipient of an FLA research grant was Lindsay Mehrkam of the University of Florida's Canine Cognition Laboratory. In September of 2012, FLA sponsored Lindsay's attendance and participation at the annual conference of the Society for Science, Literature and the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsina. At this conference, Lindsay presented her Master's research on enriching the lives of wolves and wolfdogs in sanctuaries. Click here to read her conference presentation and click here to read Lindsay's first scientific journal article that came out of her research.
Disaster Relief Fund
The hurricane season of 2004 was particularly bad here in Florida. Within the span of two months, three powerful hurricanes made landfall in or near Florida. Damage sustained as a result of these storms was significant and made the FLA Board of Directors aware of the need of wolfdog owners for financial assistance during such disasters.
Below is an overview of the FLA Disaster Relief Fund, established in September 2004 in memory of Founding Members Beth Palmer (who was a previous Director, Vice President, and Secretary) and Jan Mitchell (wife of President Al Mitchell) who went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2003. Monies in the fund were initiated using memorial donations made by friends and members of the Palmer and Mitchell families. The fund will only be able to continue through (tax-deductible) donations from concerned individuals looking to assist wolfdog owners in need following a disaster. Click here to read FLA Past President Al Mitchell's letter announcing the Disaster Relief Fund.
Objective: To provide financial assistance to wolfdog owners for expenditures related to their animals incurred as a direct result of disaster. Level of assistance will be determined by the FLA Board of Directors and will not exceed $250 per person per incident.
We are not currently accepting donations.
FLA has kept careful records of all funds received and paid out. Click here for the full Disaster Relief Fund accountability from the date of the Fund's inception through the date of last activity.
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