2008 Annual Report


The Pegasus Foundation improves animal welfare through effective grantmaking and education in the United States, the Caribbean, Native American lands and Kenya.


The Pegasus Foundation organized the third Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference, held April 21-24, 2008, at the Hotel Melia in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A total of 143 people from 28 islands or countries attended the conference. The attendees represented 64 organizations, 52 of which are based in the Caribbean. Twenty workshops on a wide range of animal welfare topics were held over the course of the three-day event. The conference was sponsored by the Pegasus Foundation and 10 other animal welfare organizations and foundations, which contributed a total of $73,000.

The Pegasus Foundation continued its efforts in 2008 to link tourism with animal welfare in the Caribbean through a monthly e-newsletter, Caribbean Animal Tourism Support, which highlights successful partnerships between animal welfare groups and tourism companies.

Pegasus Foundation staff conducted a total of six training and technical assistance visits to Caribbean islands throughout 2008.

The Pegasus Foundations Caring Fields Education Center in Palm City, Florida, reached a total of 1,107 people in 2008 through educational workshops. Since the Education Center opened in June 2006, a total of 7,431 children and adults have participated in Caring Fields Education Center programs.

The Pegasus Foundations Caring Fields held a fundraising event in February that raised $40,000 for programs and operations.

The Pegasus Foundation distributed a total of $56,000 in grants to Florida animal welfare groups through the Help Us Help Them Fund.

The Pegasus Foundation helped launch the Treasured Lands Foundation to protect land in Martin County, Florida.

The Pegasus Foundation worked with several animal welfare groups on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to increase available feral cat spay/neuter services.

Western United States:
The Pegasus Foundation brought in several funding partners to cover costs for subsidized spay/neuter clinics in the Navajo Nation community of Kayenta, Arizona. Funders included local Kayenta businesses, Best Friends Animal Society, the Foundation for Protection of Animals, and private donors.

As part of ongoing efforts to help the bison of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the Pegasus Foundation participated in a coalition that obtained federal, state and private funding to protect new land where bison can roam outside Yellowstone Park.


Companion Animals $117,411

Caribbean animal welfare – educational materials
Various groups $1,720

Caribbean animal welfare program support
APAYPA, Puerto Rico $2,500
Humane Society of Puerto Rico $2,500
Puerto Rico Animal Welfare Society $1,000
Save a Gato, Puerto Rico $2,500
Animal Care Center of St. John $2,500
Humane Society of St. Thomas $2,500
St. Croix Animal Welfare Center $2,500
Kohn Foundation, Grand Bahama $2,500
Belize Humane Society $2,500
Humane Beings – Humane Society of Dominica $5,000
Asociacion De Amigos Por Los Animales De Sosua, Dominican Republic $2,500
Noahs Ark Spay Neuter Group, Jamaica $2,500
Gecko Productions, Bequia $2,500
Humane Society International, Trinidad and Tobago $10,000

Companion animal disaster relief
World Society for Protection of Animals – Caribbean $1,100
World Society for Protection of Animals – Myanmar $1,100
New Hampshire DART $500
Kohn Foundation – Inagua Island, The Bahamas $1,000
Turks and Caicos SPCA – Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos $832
Fundacion Salvavidas – Dominican Republic $1,017
Friends of the Cayman Islands Humane Society – Cayman Brac $500

Native American animal welfare
Desert View Mobile Veterinary Clinic $13,972
Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society $5,000
Blackhat Humane Society $2,500

Cape Cod cats
Animal Advocates $5,000

Feral cat (Caring Fields)
Hobe Sound Animal Protection League $16,000

Horse rescue (Caring Fields)
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation $12,500

Dog/cat contraception
Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs $1,000

Florida spay/neuter
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast $6,000
Animal Birth Control of Martin County $4,170

Wildlife and Habitat $30,250

Yellowstone bison protection
Greater Yellowstone Coalition $5,000

Cape Cod marine mammals
Cape Cod Stranding Network $250
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies $10,000

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

Caribbean turtle protection
The Nature Conservancy $5,000

Wildlife security & surveillance – Kenya
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy $7,500

Education and Outreach $17,257

Caring Fields Humane Education $17,257

Help Us Help Them Fund $56,000

Animal Birth Control $15,000
Humane Society of the Treasure Coast $6,000
Hobe Sound Animal Protection League $6,000
Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation $9,000
Domino’s House $2,000
Caring Fields Education Center $3,000
Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary $3,000
Palm Beach Zoo $10,000
Wild Dolphin Project $2,000


The Pegasus Foundation
218 W. Main Street, 3W
Hyannis, Massachusetts  02601 USA

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