RedRover is proud to launch a new extension of their RedRover Relief Safe Housing program with $100K from an anonymous donor.
RedRover's new Safe Housing animal shelter grants will allow animal shelters or rescue organizations to expand their community programs and create on-site housing for temporary shelters victims of domestic violence against animals. One-time grants, up to $20,000, are provided to animal shelters or animal rescue organizations across the United States. To qualify for benefits, animal shelters must have 501(c)(3) status and a memorandum of understanding with one or more domestic violence agencies. Funds can be used to build more space for pets in a private area. When not holding animal victims, shelters may use the space as they see fit.
According to research conducted by Dr. Frank Ascione, up to 71% of pet women entering domestic violence camps report that their abuser injured, killed or threatened the family pet in return for revenge. hostility or psychological control. Up to 48% of domestic violence victims said they delayed leaving their abuser because they feared what would happen to their pets.
Nicole Forsyth, RedRover President and CEO, stated, "RedRover's new Safe Housing grants for animal shelters allow more domestic violence survivors to leave relationships. abusive system knowing their pet has a safe place to stay. Animal shelter staff have experience taking care of animal victims and providing them with the TLC they need to begin their path to recovery. We know that not one program fits all, so we hope these additional programs can bring more people and their beloved pets to safety."
The deadline to apply for Safe Housing benefits is May 15 and October 15 each year. For a complete list of RedRover programs that help survivors of domestic violence escape abuse with their pets, visit RedRover.org/relief.#AccesstoCare#AdmissionsandIntake(includingIntake-to-placement)#AdoptionsandAdoptionPrograms#FundraisingandDevelopment#domesticviolence#safe