SHCA Trust Rescue
One of the Trust’s purposes, according to our Bylaws, is to “support and obtain funds” for “rescue operations to benefit the Siberian Husky”. While the Trust does not actually rescue dogs, we support rescues by providing Emergency Medical Grants and Spay/ Neuter Grants for Siberian Huskies in rescues.
Currently, the Trust works with over 35 Approved Entities throughout the United States providing Emergency Medical and Spay/Neuter Grants. We also support other rescues with our Emergency Medical Grants for Siberians in need. However, only SHCA Trust Approved Entities may apply for our Spay/ Neuter grant. To become an SHCA Trust Approved Entity, please find links to the appropriate process and applications at the top of the right column.
Please be aware that all grants depend on the number of grants requested throughout the year and the availability of funds.
The Trust Spay/Neuter Grant funds a maximum of 10 spay/neuter surgeries per Approved Entity per year. Reimbursement per dog is the cost up to $50 and in the case of special circumstances, up to $125 per dog. Only two special circumstances will be allowed per year.
In addition to the grant application, Approved Entities must include an invoice from the vet/shelter/clinic for each dog along with a photo and brief description. Any special circumstances request requires an explanation and documentation.
All spay/neuter grants from Approved Entities must be received by March 1 of the following year. New Approved Entities will not become eligible for spay/neuter grants until they are approved and not earlier.
Emergency Medical Grants
The Trust Emergency Medical Grant is for rescues who have a Siberian with an urgent medical need. In addition to the application, rescues must include an invoice from the veterinarian, why the medical procedure was needed, a written prognosis from the veterinarian, and a picture with a brief description of each dog. A second opinion may be asked for along with other pertinent information. If the procedure has not been done yet, we need a firm written quote from the veterinarian for charges that will be incurred.
Humanitarian Fund and Special Medical Grants
The Humanitarian Fund has been established as a separate fund within the Rescue arm of the Trust. The Humanitarian Fund is for those situations where Siberians fall through the cracks and have nowhere else to turn. It is there for specific instances where a Siberian’s life depends on an immediate response, even if the dog is with its owners, not a rescue. However, the owner must work with an Approved Entity. All requests will come through an Approved Entity and the Trust’s Rescue Chair. Reimbursement will be made to the Approved Entity or directly to the Veterinarian.
Special Medical Grants are funded through the Trust’s Humanitarian Fund. Special Medical Grants are for the immediate medical needs of dogs whose owners are actively working to raise the funds and who have come to rescue for help. The owner must be working with an Approved Entity. All requests will come through the Approved Entity and the Trust’s Rescue Chair. Reimbursement will be made to the Approved Entity or directly to the Veterinarian.
Not requiring the owner to relinquish the dog to rescue benefits both rescue and owner. It would allow rescues to use their limited resources to help other dogs in need and the dog would be able to stay in its owner’s care, where it is most comfortable, an ideal situation for both.
The Special Medical Grant will meet all the requirements of the Humanitarian Fund along with the Trust’s SMG Guidelines. Approved Entities need to contact the Trust Rescue Chair.
Due to the nature of the fund, each request to the Humanitarian Fund will be decided on an individual basis. No more than 15% of the Trust’s yearly assets will be distributed through the Humanitarian Fund. No grant will be more than $500 and only one grant will be allowed per household.
Links to all forms can be found at the top of the right column.
If you have any questions, please contact:
SHCA TRUST STORIES
These are stories of some of the Siberians the Trust has helped fund through our Emergency Medical Grants and Humanitarian Fund. Remember, the Trust does not do rescue itself. As per our Bylaws, we collect and distribute funds to a network of rescues throughout the nation. So the real heroes in these stories are the local Rescues themselves.
To see the SHCA Trust’s newest stories, please visit our FaceBook page.
Last update of this page: 08/29/2022.
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