Rescue Incentive Grants

RESCUE INCENTIVES

The goal for rescue incentive grants is to advance the Best Friends’ mission to achieve no-kill in America’s shelters by 2025 with a targeted and focused approach to Arkansas shelters and prioritizing those with the highest lifesaving gap and helping those who are close achieve No Kill.

This is a limited budget grant that will expire on 9/30/23 or when funds are depleted.

Eligibility for Rescue Incentives:

  • Incentives will be paid for eligible transfers that occur beginning 11/1/2022
  • Rescue Incentives are available to any NWA PAW member who transfers in dogs or cats from a brick-and-mortar shelter in Arkansas that meets the definition of ‘shelter’
  • The incentive amount varies based on the originating organization with prioritization given to shelters in Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas shelters with the largest gap to achieving No Kill. The list of shelters and $ per animal transferred can be found HERE
  • All organizations receiving grants must

Rescue Incentives are grants paid to organizations that transfer in dogs or cats from a brick-and-mortar shelter in Arkansas or NWA PAW shelter.

A “shelter” is defined as a brick-and-mortar facility with open adoption hours for the public.

In addition:

  • For organizations without a government contract, they must take in more than 200 animals annually, be open to the public at least two days a week and have a non-residential sheltering facility.
  • For government animal services and organizations with a government contract, they must take in more than 20 animals annually and cannot transfer all their animals to another shelter.