Fenway Fund Recipients
Fenway Fund recipients

July 2019 Recipients

  • PAWS Animal Adoption Center - Rockport, Maine: $1,600 grant for a feline recovery room at their current location. By establishing a permanent and adequately equipped recovery room, the shelter will be able to expand their capacity to care for sick and injured felines as well as shorten the recovery time for felines that come through their doors. 

  • SPCA of Hancock County - Trenton, Maine: $6,000 grant for the installation of new garage doors to their outdoor kennels which will provide adequate protection for the dog's in their care during the winter months, as well as provide increased space in their kennel area.

  • Thomaston Dog Park - Thomaston, Maine: $1,000 grant for the construction of a permanent storage shed at their facility to safely house maintenance equipment. The secure storage of the park's equipment will allow volunteers easier access to the tools to help maintain the property, providing a clean and pleasant environment for the dog community.

  • Waldo County Pet Food Pantry - Belfast, Maine: $2,500 grant to aid in the funding of their 2019 rabies clinics, spay and neuter program, and emergency vet care for residents within Knox and Waldo counties. These programs allow for families to receive proper care for their pets without the fear of needing to relinquish them due to financial burden. Their programs provide low-cost care for citizens and free care for Veterans.

March 2020 Recipients

  • Humane Society Waterville Area - Waterville, Maine: $1,300 grant for the purchase of an ultrasound machine to help in the diagnoses of pregnancies for cats that arrive at the shelter.

  • Maine Greyhound Placement Services - Augusta, Maine: $6,700 grant to aid in the funding of redesigning their fenced in area for their rescues. In addition, a new section of fencing will be added for emergencies should they need to evacuate the greyhounds from the kennels.

  • Underhound Railroad - Durham, Maine: $2,000 grant for the creation of a website. This will allow them to have a functioning website to post available animals and accept online applications, helping to find homes for their rescues in a more timely manner then what their current resources allow.

March 2021 Recipients

  • Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland - Westbrook, Maine: $1,500 grant to purchase a neonatal incubator to aid in the care of neonatal kittens.
  • Finally Home Senior Rescue - North Yarmouth, Maine: $6,000 grant for the construction of a new housing room for the senior dogs in their care. Laurie Dorr has opened her home to many senior animals, and with this addition to her home, she will be able to house even more senior animals needing her care.

  • Midcoast Humane - Brunswick, Maine: $3,000 grant to purchase universal microchipping scanners for their local area Animal Control Officers. Having microchip scanners available will allow the ACOs to bypass the need to bring lost animals to the local shelter. Should the pet have a microchip, the ACO will be able to contact the family directly and return them home.

  • PALS No-Kill Cat Shelter - Winthrop, Maine: $2,375 grant to purchase an ultrasound machine and IV fluid warming unit allowing them to provide in house veterinary care to animals in need at their shelter.

  • PAWS Animal Adoption Center - Rockport, Maine: $1,500 grant to provide a safe, temporary boarding room for animals of domestic abuse victims. Oftentimes if there is an animal present in the house, domestic abuse victims will not want to leave them behind. PAWS will be able to provide them with a safe location to board their pets while they seek out necessary help without the fear of losing their companion animals.

​September 2021 Recipients

  • Finally Home Senior Rescue - North Yarmouth, Maine: $4,130 grant to purchase and install a heat pump that will better control the climate in their newly constructed addition that houses the senior dogs in their care.

  • PAWS Animal Adoption Center - Rockport, Maine: $2,000 grant for the installation of a sound system within their building to provide the animals in their care with relaxing music.
  • Pope Memorial Humane Society - Thomaston, Maine: $5,000 grant which will allow them to update their Animal Control Officer drop off room. Their goal is to provide a more relaxing, stress-free environment for animals that are dropped off during non-shelter hours.