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Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

As Needed

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Emergency Relief

Purpose of category:

We're here to help in the event of large-scale natural disasters. In case of an emergency, funds are available to assist during the direct rescue, relief, and/or recovery stages for qualifying organizations seeking to assist companion pets impacted by the disaster.

Grants to qualifying organizations during time of disaster can support:

  • Purchases for necessary immediate sheltering needs for up to 30 days (gas/lodging, kennels, crates, carriers, food, waste management, bowls, leads/leashes)
  • Medical expenses to provide required and/or necessary vaccinations and immediate medical care for impacted pets

Eligible organizations include:

  • Organizations directly affected by large scale natural disaster that are unable to operationally function
  • Organizations in the designated impacted area that are requested to respond by agencies having jurisdiction or the Emergency Operation Center/Emergency Management Center
  • Organizations in the impacted area evacuating or relocating shelter pets to provide surge capacity for displaced owned pets as part of the disaster relief effort
  • Designated shelters for owned pets with programs supporting their family reunification

Requests not eligible for consideration:

  • Capital/rebuilding projects after disaster
  • Emergency Preparedness efforts or requests for infrastructure or vehicles
  • Hoarding or animal cruelty seizures
  • Incidents effecting personally owned property
  • Self-deploying organizations (organizations not requested by the Agency Having Jurisdiction over the disaster response efforts)
  • Organizations depopulating or pulling pets from shelters prior to disasters
  • Pet parent requests to support food or medical care for individual pets
  • Requests to support equine, livestock or wildlife

The PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief grant will open at the time of qualifying large-scale natural disaster.

If your request meets the qualifying criteria above and the application is not available, email emergencyrelief[at]petsmartcharities[dot]org to inquire about Emergency Relief assistance.

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