Here is a grant that will enable teachers (public and private school, K-6th grades only) to purchase a pet for the classroom!
"Pets in the Classroom grants are offered to Kindergarten through Sixth grade classes only in both public and private schools.
These grants are intended to support pets or aquariums in the classroom for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly. The welfare of the small animals involved is of paramount importance. These grants must not be used for the purposes of research or experiments of any kind.
Grants or coupons will be distributed in the amounts of $50, $100 or $150.
Grant money may not be spent for overhead, administration or for any other purpose than to purchase new pets, pet environments or pet food and supplies for existing classroom pets.
Only one grant per teacher is permitted. Teachers may re-apply for grant money each fall.
Grant approval is at the sole discretion of the Pet Care Trust. Amounts awarded may vary according to monies available at the time of the request."