Portland, OR. Fences For Fido, a nonprofit based in Portland, is the recipient of a grant from the Dr. Jane Foundation. The $1,125 grant announced on July 26th, will support the nonprofit’s work of offering spay/neuter services while building free fenced yards for dogs who previously were confined to tethers or small enclosures. A Fences For Fido volunteer and a dog smile for the camera during a fence build.

A dog named Cole smiles with a Fences For Fido volunteer after receiving his new fence.

Volunteers pose with Kota in SW Washington after building a new fenced yard. Kota previously spent his days on a chain.

From Fences For Fido:

Fences For Fido volunteers built their first fence in Portland in May 2009. This summer, the organization is marking its 10th anniversary and celebrating 2,200 dogs unchained in Oregon and SW Washington. The all-volunteer organization works directly with families who previously confined their dogs to chains or small kennels. With volunteer labor and donor funding, the organization build free fenced yards and provides spay/neuter surgeries, insulated dog houses, and urgent veterinary care as needed.

The Dr. Jane Foundation is the charitable arm of Florida-based Life’s Abundance, Inc. The foundation issues quarterly competitive grants to charitable organizations that contribute to the health and well-being of pets in their communities.