The Ian Somerhalder Foundation Launches an Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) has created a new emergency medical grant for animal rescue organizations and individuals intending to help nurse injured, sick or neglected animals back to health. The purpose of this grant is to provide animal victims a second chance by alleviating their rescuers of the financial stress of treatment so they can focus on facilitating the animal's adoption into a permanent, loving home.
Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of companion animal abuse in the US. In domestic violence incidents, 71 percent of victims report that their abuser also targeted their animal. Animals who suffer abuse endure pain, suffering and loneliness much like humans and may become depressed, timid or aggressive as a result.

“I am so thrilled to launch our ISF Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals,” says UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Ian Somerhalder, who is the co-founder and president of ISF. “There are too many lost, lonely and broken animals out there, and I cannot wait to see how many of these animals we can save through this grant.”

Funds are available in the US and Canada throughout the calendar year with no grant application deadlines so that help is provided when it is most needed.

For more information on the ISF Emergency Medical Care Grant for Animals, please visit:

To view the grant application, please visit :

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