Grants now available for local nonprofits and agencies helping

pets displaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In light of the many pets and pet owners impacted by Hurricanes Harvey

and Irma, special grants are now available to local nonprofits and

government agencies helping companion animals in the affected areas. The

grants are being made available by a collective of national animal

welfare organizations, including A Kinder World Foundation, Houston

Beginning Sept. 12, disaster-impacted groups can submit one grant

application through a centralized website —

— to be reviewed jointly by A Kinder World Foundation, Houston PetSet,

Petco Foundation, Petfinder Foundation, and PetSmart Charities. The

grants are open to animal shelters, rescues, sanctuaries, food banks,

animal hospitals, and government agencies that assist pet owners or

pets. To be eligible for these grants, applicants must be based in the

U.S. or a U.S. territory, directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma

or be providing emergency relief in response to these historic storms at

the request of an Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Applications from

organizations that self-deploy or are based outside the vicinity of the

affected geographic areas will not be considered. The specific needs of

each applicant will determine the total amount of funding received.

This grantmaking collaborative was established to streamline the funding

application process and allow local groups to spend more time helping

animals in crisis as opposed to seeking funding. Each grant application

will be reviewed by the five grantmakers, and the review process will be

expedited so that urgent funding can be provided immediately.

Residents along the coasts of Texas and Louisiana are still recovering

from the impact of Hurricane Harvey and, now, Irma, which has brought

significant rainfall to the southeastern U.S.

U.S.-based groups interested in applying for funding support are

encouraged to submit an application via

no later than Oct. 15 for consideration. Applications will be reviewed

upon submission.

About the Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative

Launched in 2015, the Animal Disaster Funding Collaborative was built to

provide coordinated, timely support to animal welfare groups in times of

crisis. The grantmaking organizations working together via the

collaborative strive to streamline resources, amplify grant impact and

conserve precious time and funds—which are especially scarce in the wake

of major disasters. Members currently include private foundations and

grantmaking public charities who provide national and/or regional

funding that directly or indirectly benefits companion animals. For more

information, please visit


A Kinder World Foundation

Kathleen Savesky Buckley,





Lauren Postler, 713-775-1842




Lisa Lane, 858-877-0431




Toni Morgan, 520-207-0626




Lauren Sawyer, 623-271-3920