The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Margery Barkdull Memorial Fund for Animal Welfare is pleased to have announced four winners for its 2013 grant process. The Fund, which aims to support organizations that preserve and protect animals in Northern Virginia has granted a total of $10,000 to the following four organizations:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington:  $2,000 to spay and neuter animals before being adopted into their forever homes.

Humane Society of Fairfax County:  $2,000 to continue purchasing pet food and supplies for the Ani-Meals Pet Food Pantry that will be issued to community members suffering difficult economic times and who may be unable to provide for their pets.

Humane Society of Loudoun County:  $3,000 to implement the proven 11-step framework established by the No Kill Advocacy Center in order for Loudoun to evolve into a no-kill community, defined as a time when no healthy adoptable animal shall ever be euthanized again.

Wildlife Rescue League:  $3,000 to help provide necessary rehabilitation supplies to licensed wildlife rehabilitators who are members of Wildlife Rescue League.

Congratulations to the winners of these grants as they seek to improve the lives of animals across Northern Virginia!