We all hope it will never happen, but not everyone can be lucky all of the time. In the event of a disaster that impacts your rescue or the animals in your community, the Petfinder Foundation is here to help.
The Petfinder Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that partners with and supports the shelters and rescue groups on Petfinder.com. Our mission is to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a home.
We are able to offer cash grants to assist with recovery from natural and man-made disasters. Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and man-made disasters such as fire, crime, severe transport-vehicle damage, hoarding cases and puppy-mill seizures are all examples of disasters that the Petfinder Foundation has been able to provide relief for.
Foundation grants can be used to temporarily relocate your adoptable pets while you care for evacuated pets; to provide medical care for owned pets displaced by disaster; to help reunite owned pets with their families and more. We may also be able to provide grants of product such as pet food or vaccines if needed.
Grants can range in size from $1,000 up to $10,000, and in many cases we can cut a check within 24 hours of receiving a completed application, so you can get the money you urgently need.
You can apply for a disaster grant online by visiting this link. In the event that you are unable to get to a computer, or internet access is limited, you can call our office at 520-207-0626 and we will take your application by phone. It may be worth keeping that phone number along with your other disaster-preparedness resources in case you ever need it.
Read our disaster-grant blog here to discover ways that other groups have been able to use Petfinder Foundation funds to help recover from devastating events that have impacted them.
Emily Fromm is the Vice President of Development for the Petfinder Foundation. To learn more about the Petfinder Foundation, visit http://www.petfinderfoundation.com.