Crisis Relief Grants can help pet-owning tornado victims pick up the pieces
SACRAMENTO, CA (February 12, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN), the organization that pioneered disaster relief for animals 20 years ago and provided emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is offering financial assistance grants of up to $500 to help victims of the devastating tornadoes in the Southeastern United States care for their pets.
“When people lose their homes and everything they own to a tornado, they often do not have the resources to pay for vet care for injured pets, or to board their pets temporarily until they find a new place to live,” said UAN President & CEO Nicole Forsyth. “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’s LifeLine Crisis Relief Grants can help tornado victims with expenses for the following:
- Veterinary care to treat injury or illness caused by the tornado
- Temporary boarding
- Transporting the animal to a temporary living situation
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 evacuees and their pets in need with donations to the Disaster Relief Fund by visiting www.uan.org.
To get eligibility information and apply for a LifeLine Crisis Relief Grant,
visit www.uan.org or call (916) 429-2457.
Download an informational flier [PDF].
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. In addition to Hurricane Katrina, UAN also responded to Hurricanes Bret, Dennis and Floyd in 1999; the
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