Shelter gets grant for ‘Pets for Military Vets’ program

Morning Sun Alma, Mich. (Feb. 22, 2020) — When government agencies apply for competitive state or federal grants it’s always a good idea to make the application stand out by being somewhat “unique.” That’s what Gratiot County Animal Control Director Tom Clark did when seeking money from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 2020 Animal Welfare Fund grants. The Gratiot County Animal Shelter was one of the recipients, receiving $5,000 from the available pot. The money will be used to pay up to $100 for the spaying or neutering of an animal adopted from the shelter by an active duty military service member or a veteran. Greg Nelson shares the full story.