November 30, 2020

RedRover has resources for pet owners during COVID-19 crisis

By haziqbinarif

RedRover, a Sacramento-based organization focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education, has compiled a list of its resources to help pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterinary care

RedRover Relief: Financial assistance grants for emergency veterinary care. Applications accepted online.

Emergency boarding

RedRover Relief Safe Escape grants to help families with pets safely escape domestic abuse together.

If you or someone you know needs help taking care of an animal because of virus-related hospitalization or quarantine, RedRover is in the process of creating a new assistance program to cover the cost of temporary boarding for people suffering from COVID-19 who require hospitalization. In the meantime, the organization recommends you reach out to local animal shelters and rescue groups to find resources and support available in your area.

If you have animal-related issues or questions, or need animal care or foster, follow your local animal shelter or humane society on social media, call them with questions, and check their websites for updates.

Pet food

If you or someone you know cannot afford to purchase pet food, contact a pet food pantry near you or visit this link for more guidance.

Educational resources for kids

If you are home with kids, check out RedRover’s free Empathy Resources for At-Home Learning and share with parents and educators.

Emergency plan for pets

Download the COVID-19 Preparedness for Pets PDF

Other preparedness resources

RedRover Pet Disaster Preparedness 

Pet Disaster Preparedness from CDC

How to help

If you are in a position to help, RedRover recommends reaching out to your local animal shelter to see if they need foster homes for their animals.

Please consider making a donation to RedRover to help people and pets in crisis, particularly those who lives have been impacted by COVID-19. Give today at

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