UAN offers grants to help families pay for vet care and temporary boarding
SACRAMENTO, CA (July 28, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN) is offering financial assistance grants of up to $500 to help victims of the recent flooding in Ruidoso, New Mexico care for their pets.
UAN’s LifeLine Crisis Relief Grants can help flood victims with expenses for the following:
- Veterinary care to treat injury or illness caused by flooding
- Temporary boarding for those whose homes are damaged or destroyed
- Transporting animals to a temporary living situation for those whose homes are damaged or destroyed
“When people are displaced unexpectedly by a flood, they often do not have the resources to pay for vet care for injured pets, or to board their pets temporarily until they make repairs or find a new place to live,” said UAN Director of Programs Karen Brown. “Through our LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant program, we can relieve families of the stress of caring for their pets so they can focus on rebuilding their lives.”
UAN will offer qualified individual applicants up to $500 as long as funds are available. Since UAN’s LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant Program is supported solely by private donations, individuals can help keep services flowing to flood victims and their pets in need with donations to the Disaster Relief Fund.
To get eligibility information and apply for a LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant, visit www.uan.org or call (916) 429-2457.
Through its volunteer-driven Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), UAN has provided emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services during some of the nation’s most severe disasters, including the recent flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; the tornado that destroyed Greensburg, Kansas in 2007 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals.