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.
To that end and in partnership with Sheltering Animals and Families Together, RedRover is accepting applications from emergency shelter organizations 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 that can be used to temporarily house the pets of victims of domestic violence. The one-time grants are intended as start-up funding to initiate a project, and 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. In addition, applicants must be an organization with a primary mission of sheltering victims of domestic violence.
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.
Funding decisions will be made within thirty days of the application deadline.
See the RedRover website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.