NCVMA High Five Grants for 2012 Announced!
by Claire Holley on 1/26/2012

NCVMA Announces High Five Grant recipients for 2012


The NCVMA is pleased to announce the recipients of its High Five grants for 2012. They are:


Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

NC Zoo

Community Partnership for Pets

Pamlico Animal Welfare Society


In its first year (2011), the High Five grant program had 7 applicants. This year, 32 groups submitted applications for the five $5000 grants, with 5 groups ultimately selected. The committee arrived at the finalists after several arduous rounds of voting and selection.


A complete list of candidates is below:


Community Partnership for Pets

One Health Initiative

Companion Animal Epilepsy Outreach Program (NCSU CVM)

Veterinary Ambassadors program (NCSU CVM)

Forsyth County Veterinary Medical Association

Pamlico Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

SAFE Haven for Cats

Friends for Life

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary

Feral Cat Assistance Program

Wings of Eagles Ranch

Red Dog Farm Rescue

Spay Neuter Charlotte

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program

HERO (Horse Education and Rescue Program)

Carolina Raptor Center

HORSEPOWER Therapeutic Learning Center

Pug Rescue of NC

Discovery Place World Alive

STAR Ranch

Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

NC Zoo

Kitty City

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Bit of Hope Ranch

Natural Science Center of Greensboro

Forgotten Felines of Forsyth

Animal Protection Society of Orange County

The Goathouse Refuge

Horse Helpers of the High Country

Friends of the Animal Shelter


The NCVMA High Five grant program was initiated in 2010, effective in 2011. The NCVMA budgeted $125,000 to be distributed over a five year period to qualified organizations to promote community service as well as compassion and health for the people and animals of North Carolina. The $125,000 budget will support up to 5 grants of $5000 per year and over a five year period 2011 – 2015. If 5 applications are not approved in a budget year, the balance of the yearly distribution will be added to the next year’s grant budget.






NC Veterinary Medical Association
1611 Jones Franklin Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27606-3376
Tel: (919) 851-5850
Fax: (919) 851-5859