NEW: 11 local animal nonprofits awarded $60K through Remy Fund

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Alabama Spay/Neuter provides affordable spay/neuter surgeries for dogs + cats. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

The Remy Fund for Pets and Animal Services has reached an impressive milestone, surpassing more than $500K awarded in grants to companion animal nonprofits since 2011. This year, the fund is awarding $60K in grants to 11 local animal-loving organizations. Read on for the paw-some details.

Helping our furry friends since 2011

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A fan favorite spot for pups in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The Remy Fund was established by Birmingham area philanthropist, Ken Jackson, to honor the memory of his late dog, Remy. You may recognize the fund’s name from the popular Remy’s Dog Park at Red Mountain Park.

The special fund ensures that local organizations that provide critical resources for companion animals (dogs, cats and horses) will always be supported through annual grants. Thanks to the generous support of donors, including a $100K gift from VP Funds, the Remy Fund has surpassed $1M in total assets.

This year, the Remy Fund has reached another impressive milestone, surpassing $500K in grants provided to local animal nonprofits in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties since 2011.

“I am excited to see that the Remy Fund has been able to provide much-needed support to organizations that are making a significant impact on our companion animals. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with generous donors, our volunteer grant committee and the team at the Community Foundation over the last 10 years in making a difference for our animals and the humans they touch in our community.”

Ken Jackson, Founder, The Remy Fund

2022 grant recipients

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Dr. Margaret Ferrell from Alabama Spay/Neuter with a furry patient. (Bham Now)

Here are the 11 recipients of this year’s $60K grant:

  • Alabama Spay Neuter—$10K—to support affordable spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats through the Remy SNIP program. Find out how Alabama Spay/Neuter can help you and your pets.
  • Shelby Humane Society—$10K—to support the Shelby Spay Neuter Program for dogs and cats in Shelby County
  • Walker County Humane Society—$10K—to provide low or no-cost spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in Walker County
  • Bama Bully Rescue—$5K—to provide comprehensive care for Pitbulls and other “bully” breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected
  • Kitty Kat Haven—$5K—to support this free-roaming cat sanctuary and adoption center with food, litter, and spay and neuter surgeries for cats and kittens in care
  • Animal Savers of Pell City—$4K—to support low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in St. Clair Country
  • Rescuers United for Furbabies (RUFF)—$4K—for a partnership with the Walker Humane and Adoption Center to upgrade existing kennels in the recently designated no-kill shelter in Walker County
  • Sugarbelle Foundation—$4K—to provide needed support including food, vaccinations and veterinary services to families struggling financially to keep their pets
  • Episcopal Place—$3K—to support residents of Episcopal Place in meeting the needs of their companion animals including on-site grooming, annual vaccinations and check-ups, and a pet food pantry
  • Special Equestrians—$3K—to provide care for horses in their animal-assisted equine therapy program
  • Friends of Pell City Animal Control Center—$2K—to support a no-cost spay and neuter initiative in a targeted high-surrender and stray animal area of St. Clair County

Lend a paw

If you share Ken’s passion for animals, you can lend a helping paw to the Remy Fund through online donations or by check. The next Remy Fund grant cycle will open for applications March 15, 2023. For more information, email Kim Rogers.

Learn more about the Remy Fund here.

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