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If you think you are experiencing abuse or violence in a relationship and need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233.

Tips from the National Domestic Violence Hotline for what victims can do to safely leave abusive situations.

SafeNight  provides staff members at domestic violence and anti-trafficking service organizations a secure way to crowdsource funding. SafeNight mobile app will alert individual donors that their funding is needed to cover the cost of a hotel room when local domestic violence shelters are full.

Resources for shelters

Grant programs to fund safe pet housing programs

  • RedRover’s Safe Escape grants offer timely financial support to enable victims and their pets to leave abusive homes. Grants are available on a case-by-case basis throughout the United States and may be used to pay for emergency boarding and veterinary care. For safety reasons, applications must be submitted online by a case worker or domestic violence shelter representative.
  • RedRover’s Safe Housing grants fund start-up costs for domestic violence shelters seeking to house pets on-site. Grants, up to $20,000, are offered on a one-time basis throughout the United States.
  • American Kennel Club’s Humane Fund Women's Shelter Grants are awarded for essential operational support relating to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing of pets.


Other resources

The following organizations have programs that specifically address helping pets in domestic violence situations on a national scale.

Pet protective orders

Learn which states have laws that include pets in protective orders .