The RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant program helps animals who need urgent and emergency veterinary care. The typical grant is around $200, and is intended to fill a small gap in funding that is keeping an animal from care. Decisions are based upon several factors, including: medical urgency, financial need, available funding, and eligibility. Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive, we cannot help everyone.
Once an application has been submitted, you can expect to receive a response by email or phone within one to two business days. Please be sure to check your email for confirmation that your application was submitted, as well as for a response to your application.
Download RedRover’s flier on basic grant eligibility guidelines to share this information.
If an animal is in need of immediate care, where any delay will put the animal at risk, it is the owner’s responsibility and duty to seek care for the animal immediately. There is no guarantee that the RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant program will be able to provide financial assistance.
3 Steps to Apply
Read the eligibility guidelines below to make sure the situation meets our grant guidelines.
Answer the Pre-Application Questions to tell us more about your pet’s specific medical situation.
If the situation qualifies for a grant, complete the RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant application.
- The applicant must be seeking assistance for one animal with a life-threatening injury or illness that requires urgent and specific treatment.
- Must have a diagnosis and treatment plan from a veterinarian. RedRover cannot pay for office exams or diagnostic testing.
- Treatment must have a good or favorable outcome.
- Proof of income must be provided upon request.
- The animal must be spayed or neutered (if the animal is not already spayed/neutered, please include plans for having this done when submitting the application).
- The applicant must attempt to find funding through their own means, personal contacts, and other assistance programs. See our suggestions for fundraising.
- Both the applicant and the animal must live in the United States.
- If a grant is awarded, the grant recipient must be willing to provide updates and photos to RedRover.
Before submitting an application, notify the veterinary office that the applicant is seeking financial assistance and give them permission to release information to RedRover.
RedRover cannot help if any of the following apply:
- Treatment has been completed.
- A RedRover Relief Urgent Care grant has already been awarded to this applicant, household, or animal.
- The animal’s medical needs are for:
- ongoing conditions or treatments (such as diabetes or chemotherapy)
- testing or diagnostic work (such as X-rays, MRI, or blood work)
- routine care (such as spay/neuter, vaccinations, or annual exams)