Emergency Relief Helps Pets Survive Disasters

PetSmart Charities® provides supplies and assistance to rescue efforts

Relief worker delivers pet carriers during Memphis floodPuppy mill seizures. Animal hoarders. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods.

Whether man-made or natural, when disaster strikes many pets are left homeless or needing immediate assistance. That’s why PetSmart Charities® works closely with animal welfare groups to provide the supplies they need for time-sensitive rescue efforts.

Over 9,400 pets have been helped through our emergency relief program

We work closely with national emergency relief agencies like FEMA and the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition to make sure pets are part of federal multi-agency reponses.

More than $560,000 in emergency relief grants support has been awarded across the U.S. and Canada

Does your 501(c)3, registered charity or government animal care and control agency need to care for pet victims of large-scale natural or man-made disasters? If so, you may qualify for funding and supplies to help animal victims of disasters. To apply for an emergency relief grant for your organization:

  1. Please review our disaster and emergency relief grant request guidelines.
  2. Review our user guide.
  3. Submit your application online.

Questions? Email us at info[at]petsmartcharities[dot]org or call 1-800-423-PETS (7387), Press 4, Option 3.

Looking for emergency assistance for your injured pet? Your local animal welfare group may be able to assist you. For more information, see answers to common questions.


On call to save pets when disaster strikes