At the close of the 2015 non-profit funding pool application process for the town of Franklin, 14 local non-profits applied for a piece of the $40,000 pie that town officials set aside each year. With a $5,000 cap per request, the application requests totaled $66,000, which means over the next few weeks, town aldermen have to review each request and either decide not to allocate money to a specific non-profit or to not allocate the full amounts requested in order to stay within the budgeted $40,000.
Appalachian Animal Rescue
Amount requested: $5,000 -- reoccurring
Purpose of funds: Funding would be used to assist low income residents with costs associated with the spaying and neutering of pets. Appalachian Animal Rescue is a no kill animal shelter. The more pets that are spayed and neutered means fewer animals on the streets and fewer being picked up by animal control.