California Budget Includes Money to Help Homeless Animals
UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program to Administer Grants and Outreach
"California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed budget legislation that includes $45 million in one-time support for a statewide Animal Shelter Assistance Program. The program will be administered by the Koret Shelter Medicine Program, at the University of California, Davis, Center for Companion Animal Health. The increase will be used to fund grants and outreach for the state’s animal shelters over a period of five years.
The funding increase reflects the governor’s commitment to providing resources that can help communities realize the state’s long-held policy that 'no adoptable or treatable animal should be euthanized.'
Newsom tapped the Koret Shelter Medicine Program to set up a grant process, create and distribute educational materials and perform in-person consultations to help achieve the goals of the policy. He cited the program’s reputation for leadership in the field of shelter medicine and long history of working with California shelters."