Remy Fund gives $50,000 in grants for companion animal organizations

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has an impressive philanthropic announcement for 2017.

About the Remy Fund

The Remy Fund is a Field of Interest Fund with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. It was founded in 2010 by Ken Jackson to honor his late dog, Remy, who was a loving Jack Russel Terrier- Shih Zu Mix. This devoted companion not only inspired her owner, Ken Jackson, to establish The Remy Fund, but to become the donor for Remy’s Dog Park at Red Mountain Park. The park was recognized by Southern Living magazine as one of “Ten Great Southern Dog Parks” in 2016.

Remy Jackson The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services Field of Interest Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham grants $50,000 philanthropic
Ken Jackson with Remy


 “The Remy Fund grant committee is a dedicated group, who all share ‘animal passion’. Our generous Remy Fund donors love animals, and understand the value of keeping their contributions local.”

– Ken Jackson, founder of the Remy Fund

In the past, the Remy Fund has provided over $235,000 to support diverse animal organizations improving the lives of pets and humans. A whopping accomplishment that positively affects many pets and their loved ones.

Who’s receiving grants?

A total of $50,000 in grants will be shared with 10 companion animal non-profits serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties for 2017. The Remy Fund defines a companion animal as dogs, cats, and horses.

Organizations receiving funds this year include:

  • Animal League of Birmingham, $7000, for veterinary care (vaccines, spay/neuter, flea/tick prevention) for animals attending the family friendly Bessemer Pet Education Fair

  • MomaKat Rescue, $6000, for spay and neuter of free-roaming cats, as well as adoption support for at-risk kittens
  • Shelby Humane Society, $6000, for the agency’s Quick Fix program, providing deeply discounted or free spay and neuter services to Shelby County residents
  • Walker County Humane Society, $6000, for their “Fix the Momma” program, providing no-cost spay services for dogs and cats in Walker County

  • Bama Bully Rescue, $5000, to provide care for pit bulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society, $5000, to support operating costs of Alabama Shelter Vets Clinic, which provides spay/neuter and other life-saving surgeries for GBHS animals as well as any area rescue partner needing medical assistance or routine and preventative care for their animals
  • Hand in Paw, $5000, to support the agency’s training and volunteer program with a goal of improving human health and well-being through animal-assisted therapy

  • The Red Barn, $5000, to provide care for the rescue horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program, many of which have special dietary and medical needs
  • ASPCI (Animal Shelter of Pell City), $3000, to provide low-cost spay and neuter certificates for St. Clair County residents
  • Special Equestrians, $2000, to provide care for horses in the animal-assisted equine therapy program


“The companion animal (dogs, cats, and horses) organizations that the Remy Fund supports, positively impact the lives of the animals, and the humans they touch”

– Ken Jackson, founder of the Remy Fund

These generous grants will make a fantastic impact on these organizations to better the lives of companion animals in Birmingham.

Vicky Lewis
Vicky Lewis

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