2007 Annual Report


The mission of the Pegasus Foundation is to improve animal welfare through effective grantmaking and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands and Kenya.


* In 2007, the Pegasus Foundation provided more than $350,000 in funding to environmental and animal protection programs in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands and Kenya.

* The Charles and Barbara Birdsey Education Center at the Foundation’s Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary was officially dedicated in February. During the year, 250 children and adults attended programs at the Education Center. An additional 3,000 children were reached through off-site programs. Also in February, Caring Fields was officially designated a Wildlife Land Trust property.

* The Jupiter Island Club Charity Golf Tournament raised $98,000 for the Foundation’s Help Us Help Them Fund, which supports Florida animal welfare programs.

* The Pegasus Foundation relocated its Cape Cod office to the new home of the Cape Wildlife Center in Cummaquid, Massachusetts.

* The Foundation’s long involvement in manatee protection achieved a milestone when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission halted its efforts to downlist manatees from an endangered to a threatened species.

* The Pegasus Foundation launched CaribbeanAnimalTourismSupport.org, a new Web site with a monthly E-newsletter to encourage tourism support of Caribbean animal welfare programs. The Foundation also updated its CaribbeanAnimalWelfare.org Web site, adding new resources for Caribbean animal welfare groups.

* The Foundation celebrated the passage of the federal Water Resources Development Act, which provides needed funding to implement long overdue restoration of the Florida Everglades.

* Pegasus Executive Director Peter Bender was elected as the President of Animal Grantmakers, an affinity group of foundations committed to funding animal protection.

* The Pegasus Foundation joined the World Society for Protection of Animal’s new international disaster alliance.

The Pegasus Foundation’s Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary in Palm City, Florida is home to rescued horses and cats as well as a wildlife corridor for native mammals and birds.


Companion Animal Welfare: $136,685

Caribbean animal welfare – training 
Humane Society International – $9,150
2008 Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference – $15,700
International Veterinary Assistance – $1,000
Support Bonaire – $1,500
Humane Society of Dominica – $1,500
Educational materials – $2,050

Caribbean animal welfare – disaster preparedness and response 
Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society – $2,230
Noah’s Ark Spay Neuter Group – $1,000
World Society for Protection of Animals – $1,000

Caribbean animal welfare – program support 
Puerto Rico Animal Welfare Society – $5,000
Save a Gato, Puerto Rico – $2,500
Noah’s Ark Spay Neuter Group, Jamaica – $3,500
The Nature Conservancy, Grenada – $2,000
AAA Sosua, Dominican Republic – $3,000
Animal Balance, Dominican Republic – $7,000
Gecko Productions, Bequia – $1,000
Kohn Foundation, Grand Bahama – $7,500
Humane Society International, The Bahamas – $2,500

Caribbean Animal Tourism Support – $28,700

Florida feral cat rescue
Hobe Sound Animal Protection League – $5,000

Florida horse rescue
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation – $5,000

Dog/cat contraception
Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs – $2,500

Florida spay/neuter
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – $6,000

Native American animal welfare
Desert View Mobile Veterinary Clinic – $9,755
Second Chance Center for Animals – $10,600

Wildlife and Habitat Protection: $105,200

Yellowstone bison protection
Wildlife Land Trust – $25,000
Buffalo Field Campaign – $5,000

Cape Cod marine mammal 
Cape Cod Stranding Network – $200
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies – $20,000

Elephant protection
Anne Kent Taylor Fund, Kenya – $2,500

Caribbean turtle protection
The Nature Conservancy – $17,500

Caribbean dolphin research
Wild Dolphin Project – $8,750

Wildlife security & survelliance
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya – $21,250

Gopher tortoise protection
Humane Society of the United States – $5,000

Education and Outreach – $61,735

Caring Fields Humane Education – $26,235
Green Belt Movement – $25,000
Institute for Humane Education – $2,500
Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound – Nantucket Soundkeeper – $7,500
Grey2K USA Education Fund – $500

Help Us Help Them Fund – Florida: $63,950

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast – $19,450
Animal Birth Control – $25,000
Hobe Sound Animal Protection League – $8,000
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation – $6,000
Domino’s House – $2,500
Caring Fields Education Center – $2,000
Wild Dolphin Project – $1,000


Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary:
* Redesign the Caring Fields Web site in January.
* Hold a major fundraising event for the Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary in February.
* Launch Friends of the Caring Fields, a group of influential community members who will provide expertise and connections to increase the Caring Fields’ capacity to raise funds for its programs and operations.
* Begin an annual fundraising campaign for Caring Fields.

International Animal Welfare:
* Organize and implement the 2008 Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in April.
* Enhance and expand financial and other support for Caribbean animal welfare organizations.
* Participate in the World Society for the Protection of Animal’s Global Outreach Program by identifying and supporting new member societies.
* Assist in implementing the grand opening of the new International Center for Earth Concerns Headquarters in Lakeview, Montana in August.

Outreach and Education:
* Organize the 10th anniversary conference of Animal Grantmakers in New York City in November.
* Continue to provide technical assistance and other support to non-profits including the Wildlife Land Trust, International Center for Earth Concerns, and the Cape Wildlife Center.
* Expand mentoring relationships with animal protection organizations.
* Redesign the main Pegasus Foundation Web site to match the foundation’s other sites:


Pegasus Foundation Staff:

Peter A. Bender, Executive Director
The Pegasus Foundation
27 Merrimack Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301 USA
Phone: 603.225.3918

J. Kevin Hertell, Florida Representative, Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary Manager
The Pegasus Foundation
P.O. Box 3093
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402 USA
Phone: 561.310.5779

Anne Ostberg, Program Officer
The Pegasus Foundation
27 Merrimack Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301 USA
Phone: 603.225.3918

The Pegasus Foundation – Cape Cod Office
P.O. Box 79
West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668 USA

Pegasus Foundation Trustees:

Peter A. Bender, The Pegasus Foundation, Concord, New Hampshire
David Fitts, Esq., Day Pitney, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts
George Malloy, C.P.A., P.C., Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Steve Ziobrowski, Esq., Day Pitney, LLP, Boston, Massachusetts

The Pegasus Foundation
c/o Day Pitney LLP
One International Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02110 USA

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