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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 are awarded based upon several factors, including: urgency, financial need and available funding. The average grant is $500. Once an application is submitted online by a case worker, a response via e-mail or by phone will be provided within one business day.

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

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 client must:

  • Live in the United States and have plans to stay at a domestic violence shelter.
  • Provide regular updates to domestic violence agency representative regarding pets

The domestic violence advocate must:

  • Establish a plan for how the animal's needs can be met. For example, contact a boarding kennel and/or veterinary clinic and obtain a written estimate for services needed - i.e. vaccinations, spay/neuter, boarding, veterinary care.
  • Submit an online application on behalf of the client.
  • Provide regular updates on the client's situation.

The animal(s) must:

  • Be a companion animal belonging to a victim of domestic violence.
  • RedRover will cover the cost of vaccinations and spay/neuter for any animals we help through the Safe Escape program. This service is offered at no charge to the client.

The boarding facility or clinic must:

  • Provide RedRover with both an initial written estimate and a final invoice at RedRover's request.
  • Accept a check from RedRover and, and be willing to provide a Form W-9 (for tax purposes) if grants exceed $600 in a calendar year.

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 working with a domestic violence advocate toward entering a domestic violence shelter.

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