Purr'n Pooch boxer PatPaulPhotoNew Life Boxer Rescue of Kenilworth is among 10 regional animal rescue and rehab nonprofits to be recently awarded grants by the locally based Purr’n Pooch Foundation. (Photo by PatPaulPhoto)

Press release from The Purr’n Pooch Foundation

Since its founding in 2010, the Shrewsbury-based, volunteer-run Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals has awarded more than $100,000 to non-profit animal rescue and welfare organizations, ensuring that organizations helping animals in need are getting proper funding and help from outside sources.

Recently, the Foundation announced the awarding of grants to 10 non-profit organizations — including three based in Monmouth County: All Fur Love Animal Rescue of Freehold, Cat Assistance Network, Inc. of Allenhurst, and Mid-Atlantic Bulldog Rescue of Belmar. Donations are used for day-to-day operations, emergency relief, spay/neuter efforts, veterinary care, equipment, construction, vehicle purchases, educational programs and special projects.

Other New Jersey-based organizations awarded grants by Purr’nPooch Foundation included All Critters Rescue, Inc. (Spotswood), American Rescue Dog Corporation (Toms River), Greyhound Friends of NJ (Cherry Hill), New Life Boxer Rescue (Kenilworth), Oasis Animal Sanctuary (Franklinville) and Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary (Millburn), as well as Animal Care Sanctuary of East Smithfield, PA.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Foundation for their generosity in giving us such a lovely grant,” said Dee Moscoso, president and foster coordinator of New Life Boxer Rescue.  “We are a small rescue and we pride ourselves on the fact that we never turn a dog away based on medical need.

The Foundation is committed to helping passionate organizations and non-profits working for animal welfare pursue their worthy missions. Regardless of species served, the Foundation supports those deserving organizations that do so much with so little. Grantees are selected after careful review of applications and are distributed in February. For organizations interested in applying for a grant, visit the website at for guidelines and an application. Email with questions.

Funds for the Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals’ grantmaking efforts are raised through special events organized for all ages, people and pets. Events include a canine run/walk, summer party and collection drives. Go here for a list of upcoming events for people and pets, including an April 13 “paint ‘n sip” fundraiser at Pinot’s Palette in Red Bank, and a May 2 “Charmed by Charity” event at Alex and Ani Red Bank.