UAN offers grants to help families pay for vet care and temporary boarding
SACRAMENTO, CA (May 22, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN) is offering financial assistance grants of up to $500 to help victims of a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains care for their pets.
UAN’s LifeLine Crisis Relief Grants can help pet-owning fire victims with expenses for the following:
* Veterinary care to treat injury or illness caused by the fire
* 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 by wildfires, they often do not have the resources to pay for vet care for injured pets, or to board their pets temporarily until they can repair their homes or find a new place to live,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “Through our LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant program, we can relieve families of the stress of caring for their pets during disasters.”
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 fire victims and their pets with donations to UAN’s 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 Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last October, UAN gave more than $20,000 in grants to victims of wildfires that swept through Southern California.
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.