US pet shelter grants available in VA

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Homeland security grants of up to $60,000 each are available to Virginia localities to provide temporary shelters for household pets and service animals.

The shelters are intended to provide protection for animals during emergencies and disaster.

The grants are available to city and county governments to develop regional equipment reserves for the shelters.

The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and administered in Virginia by the departments of agriculture and emergency services.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

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