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Domestic Violence Safe Escape Grants
RedRover offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through our Safe Escape grant program. The goal of the program is to help families with pets safely escape domestic violence together. Grants may be provided for temporary boarding and veterinary care.
Grant applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Grants, up to $500, are awarded based upon several factors, including: urgency, financial need and available funding. Once an application is submitted online by a case worker, a response via e-mail or by phone will be provided within one to two business days.

Please note: For safety reasons, applications must be submitted by a case worker or domestic violence shelter representative. 

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need immediate assistance:

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.7233.
  • View a directory of family violence shelters that have resources for pets:

If you are domestic violence shelter:

Eligibility Guidelines

The applicant/client must:

  • Live in the United States and have plans to stay at a domestic violence shelter.
  • For the safety of the client, applications must be submitted by a domestic violence shelter representative on behalf of the client. The program is unable to respond to requests by email, phone, fax or mail.

The domestic violence advocate must:

  • Submit an application on behalf of the client.
  • Establish a plan for how the animal's needs can be met. For example, obtain a written estimate from a specific boarding kennel or veterinary clinic.
  • Provide regular updates on the client's situation.

The animal(s) must:

  • Be spayed/neutered (grant may include spay/neuter costs).
  • Be a companion animal belonging to a victim of domestic violence.

The boarding facility or clinic must:

  • Provide RedRover with a written estimate at RedRover's request.
  • Accept a check from RedRover.

RedRover cannot help if any of the following apply:

  • The boarding has already been completed and you need assistance paying the bill.
  • The client is not staying at a domestic violence shelter.
  • RedRover Relief's funding resources have been depleted.

How To Apply

Read the above purpose statement and eligibility requirements carefully before applying.

I have read and agree to the above eligibility requirements RedRover Relief Safe Escape Grant Application