Sheltering Animals and Families Together

Posted by RedRover on May 23, 2016

RedRover Seeks Applications From Emergency Shelter Organizations

Founded in 1987, the mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen the bond between people and animals through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and education.

In partnership with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover is accepting applications from emergency shelter organizations working to help victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis.

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to up to eight emergency shelter organizations to support the creation of space on site to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding for new projects. It is expected that the funds will enable the housing of at least one pet within a year of the project’s completion.

To be eligible, organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have a primary mission of sheltering victims of domestic violence.

RedRover is partnering with SAF-T to work toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in every state. Shelters in the following states are especially encouraged to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

Applications for 2016 are due on June 15 and October 15, 2016. Funding decisions will be made within thirty days of the application deadline.

See the RedRover website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2016 AND OCTOBER 15, 2016

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