Animal Rescue Organizations Receive CCF Grants

October 26, 2016

Back in August, we asked you to nominate your favorite animal rescue and shelter organizations for a grant from CCF. We appreciate your patience as we considered the many nominations for so many great nonprofits. Quite frankly, the response was overwhelming – one organization was nominated 25 times!

So many incredible organizations were nominated that we wanted to make sure we took the time to research each one, before deciding which groups would receive the available grants. Additionally, we wanted to ensure every rescue, shelter or animal-friendly organization fit the nomination guidelines we outlined, and that they were located within communities where Carrington operates. Part of what made the responses so overwhelming was the personal connection that so many Carrington Associates have with the rescue or organization they were nominating.

“When we asked everyone to submit their nomination, we also asked them to explain why they nominated the organization, and why it is special to them,” said Shelly Lawrence, Director of Community Relations for the Carrington Charitable Foundation. “Almost all of the submissions were made because of a personal connection with the organization. The Associate had either adopted from, supported or volunteered at the organization or shelter.”

And it sounds like it meant a lot to our Associates when they discovered their nominated organization was chosen. Shelly shared stories of Associates who wrote her notes of appreciation and excitement after they were told their organization of choice would get a grant.

“I think everyone is really excited that CCF is supporting an organization or shelter that is extremely close to them,” she said. “It makes the Foundation’s work feel tangible to Associates who might not be able to come to our other events or see us in action. Many Associates told me that the news of the grant to their organization made their day or week. And a few people shared with me that it brought tears to their eyes.”

Although CCF’s main charitable causes focus on supporting our country’s Veterans, Shelly says it’s important for CCF to spread the love and give back in different ways. In fact, animal causes were part of CCF’s humble beginnings. It meant just as much to CCF as it did to those of you who nominated your favorite animal-based causes – so much so that Shelly hopes the Board of Directors will approve the same initiative (or something similar) next year!

Here is the complete list of animal nonprofits that will benefit from grants:

Pet Rescue North

Stella’s Hope

Little Paws 4 Rescue

Old Dog Haven

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Grey Hounds Unlimited

Ho-bo care boxer rescue

Dogs Deserve Better

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

Take Me Home Pet Rescue

Firstcoast No More Homeless Pets, Inc.

The Cat Connection

Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue

Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center

Saving Carolina Dogs

Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehab

Humane Society of Central Texas formerly Waco Humane Society

Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach

Rescue Angels, Inc.

Ewenity Farm Herding Dog Haven

Forgotten Horse Rescue

Irvine Animal Care Center

Humane Society for Hamilton County

German Shepard Rescue of Orange County

Animal Outreach

Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Foundation, Inc. (FIACCFI)

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

The Jacksonville Humane Society


Boston Buddies Inc.

Sale Ranch Sanctuary

Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue

Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue

Boxer Rescue LA


Bullies And Buddies

Chloe Sanctuary

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Huntington Beach Canine Association

Cuddly Canines

Priceless Pet Rescue

Humane Society of Indianapolis

DogsXL Rescue

Thank you again to everyone who submitted their nominations, and congratulations to those of you who saw your organizations benefit from a grant! The grants will help create happier lives for countless companion animals.