Fort Wayne/ Allen County
Grant will provide free tags for pets
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control received a $12,700 grant to initiate a nationwide identification tag program called ID ME.
The program offers owners of dogs and cats free tags with contact information to help return strays to their owners without involving the shelter. The city, HOPE for Animals and the Allen County SPCA will partner in the program.
Tags are available from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from Animal Care & Control and at various events sponsored by the three partner organizations. Pets must be present to participate.
CANI gets grant for homeless vets
Community Action of Northeast Indiana will receive a federal grant for $353,000 to prevent homelessness among military veterans and their families.
The money will serve 135 households in 24 counties, including all of northeast Indiana.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday it is awarding $100 million in homeless prevention grants to 151 community agencies nationwide.
The money will be used for outreach, case management and assistance in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits. Grant administrators can also use funds to offer temporary financial assistance for rent, utility payments, security deposits and moving costs.