LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant pays for boarding for 26 cats displaced when home caught on fire; adoptive homes being sought
Boca Raton, Florida (March 14, 2011) – United Animal Nations (UAN), a national animal protection nonprofit based in California, is helping a Boca Raton woman board more than two dozen cats displaced by a fire in her home.
A kitchen fire on January 9 forced the
, where staff members are seeking to find adoptive homes for some of them.
Two of the cats who escaped a Florida house fire and are now in need of adoptive homes.
UAN issued a $400 LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant to help pay for boarding charges that would normally be $20 per day, per cat but are being heavily discounted by Lund Animal Hospital.
“The home will not be inhabitable for at least six or seven months, so we want to help these cats find loving, permanent homes so their owner can get back on her feet without worrying about their well-being,” said Kristy Lund, DVM.
“When people are displaced by a house fire, they often do not have the resources to care for injured pets, or to board their pets temporarily until they can find a new, pet-friendly place to live,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “Through our LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant program, we can help keep these animals safe when a tragedy turns their owners’ lives upside-down.”
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 displaced pets
- Transporting animals to a temporary living situation
Anyone interested in adopting one of the cats can contact
- View photos of the cats on Facebook.
- To learn more about United Animal Nations’ LifeLine Grant program, visit www.uan.org/lifeline.
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United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org.