Animal rescue


The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced $57,000 in grants to 24 animal rescue nonprofits across Virginia.

Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent organization in 2008, doling out more than $1 million to Virginia-based animal rescue organizations before ending grantmaking operations in 2017 when she fell seriously ill. Her husband and friends established the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund within the Community Foundation upon her death in January 2019 to ensure her grantmaking legacy.

Dedicated to her love of animals, the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund continues to provide needed funds to local animal rescue organizations while benefiting from unique staffing and investment support within the Community Foundation. Last year, the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund awarded $46,000 to nonprofit animal welfare organizations.

“We are pleased to be able to continue to honor Ursula’s legacy by increasing the amount of funding available this year for organizations that help animals in need,” said Sandal Larose, Grants Committee Member of the Ursula Landsrath Animal. RescueFund.

The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund selected 24 organizations to receive funding, after conducting a competitive grant process. This year’s scholarships are as follows:

• $3,000 to the Animal Care Assistance Program to support the Low-Income Veterinary Assistance Program in Central Virginia

• $3,000 to Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue to cover medical costs for dogs rescued from the Great Pyrenees

• $1,500 to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to support the Trap-Neuter-Return program for loose cats in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

• $3,000 to DC Area Weimaraner Rescue to support veterinary services for rescued dogs

• $2,000 to Dewey Animals, Inc. to support the Trap-Neuter-Return program for community cats

• $3,000 to the Equine Rescue League Foundation to support the continued needs of unwanted or neglected equines by purchasing feed, supplements and hay

• $3,000 to For the Cats’ Sake to support the Trap-Neuter-Return and Vaccination program serving Rappahannock, Warren, Culpeper and Fauquier

• $1,000 to Friends of Homeless Animals to support increased cat consumption so more cats can be removed from shelters and the threat of euthanasia

• $2,000 to Garfield’s Rescue, Inc. to support the cat spaying/neutering program and related medical costs in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties

• $3,000 to Goochland Pet Lovers to support their medical fund, which provides essential resources to ensure the treatment of animals served by GCASAC

• $3,000 to Helping Homeless Felines to support medical and veterinary services for stray cats and injured feral cats

• $2,000 to Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc. to support the Equine Emergency Veterinary Care Program

• $3,000 to the Humane Society of Loudoun County to support the Trap-Neuter-Return program for Loudoun feral cats

• $1,000 to the Lost Dog Foundation to support the Cat Trap-Neuter-Return community program in Richmond and Henrico County

• $1,000 to Madison Community Cats to support the Trap-Neuter-Return program by funding the purchase of additional humane traps

• $3,000 to the Middleburg Humane Foundation to support the Community Cat program in Northern Virginia

• $3,000 to Mutt Love Rescue, Inc. to support extraordinary veterinary expenses, including surgeries and heartworm treatment

• $1,500 to Operation Paws for Homes to support the Spay Day Everyday Program, an OPH-sponsored dog spaying/neutering program in low-income, rural communities

• $2,500 to the People for Pets Foundation to support the rescue of stray, abused, neglected, abandoned, abandoned, special needs, IVF+ and physically disabled cats

• $2,500 to Pets Bring Joy to support their medical care fund to offset emergency expenses incurred for a cat currently in their care

• $2,000 to Promises Animal Rescue, Inc. to support their medical fund to help needy animals in high-mortality shelters

• $2,000 to RappCats to support the neutering of Rappahannock County cats and kittens

• $3,000 to the Community Cat Alliance to support the Trap-Neuter-Return program for community cats in Frederick and Clarke counties and the city of Winchester

• $3,000 to Wildlife Veterinary Care to support the purchase of medical supplies needed to care for sick and injured rescued wildlife