"Animals have an exquisitely poignant way of teaching us, through demonstration, how to love and be loved. We learn compassion, as well as expand our perception of the infinite connection to the environment around us, from our creature friends--whether they are furry and lick us, or slither and swim. We owe it to these creatures to provide protection, healing and love. That is exactly why I am so proud that the IS Foundation has launched our first grant program -- the Emergency Medical Grant for Animals" - Ian Somerhalder
The Medical Emergency Animal Grant Program was launched on February 14, 2014. As of December 31, 2018, ISF has granted almost $475,000, helping more than 2,175 creatures. These animals include dogs, cats and horses as well as other farm, exotic and wildlife animals. Each animal's journey has shown us the true meaning of strength, love and will to survive for both man and animal.