Animal Relocation Grants (Solicitation Only)

The ASPCA Animal Relocation grant program supports nonprofit organizations and public agencies dedicated to the safe, humane, and efficient relocation of animals to help increase lives saved. Relocation programs facilitate the transfer of animals from areas of oversupply to areas where there are few, if any, similar pets available for adoption.

(Note: If you are currently a Los Angeles Relocation Partner, please visit the ASPCA Los Angeles Relocation Incentive Program page for more information). 

Using logistics and proven theories of supply and demand, relocation can be the key to ending the needless euthanasia of animals because of lack of kennel space.

The ASPCA's animal relocation funding priorities include grants for costs associated with animal relocation, including but not limited to the following categories:

  • The actual relocation of animals, such as gasoline, drivers, and hotel stays.
  • Preparation for transport, such as veterinary care, vaccinations, health certificates, and spay/neuter.
  • Pilot or innovative programs resulting in the improved capacity, efficiency and quality of transports.
  • Transport vehicle. Grant funding for vehicles is limited and preference is given to grants with multiple funders and/or users. Organizations that receive a vehicle grant may be asked to wrap the vehicle per ASPCA specifications.


  • Applicant must be an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit or governmental organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Organization must be in good standing with the ASPCA, including no overdue requirements from previous grants
  • Adhering to animal transport best practices and standards is integral in ensuring the health and safety of the animals being transported and the community they enter. Acknowledging that there are varying levels of best practices based on the distance animals are transported and resources of the Source and Destination shelters, there are basic best practices that should be adhered to for any transport. As the recipient of grant funding from the ASPCA Animal Relocation Initiative, you will be asked to make a commitment that your organization meets or exceeds the minimum best practices as recommended by the National Federation of Humane Societies.

Grant Range

Non-vehicle grants typically range from $1,000 - $5,000, though exceptions are evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

The following links are for solicited/invited proposals ONLY. Unsolicited proposals will be declined. Please do not inquire about becoming solicited; instead, please visit our other open funding opportunities on

  1. Read and complete the Transport Best Practices Agreement
  2. Click on the link below to complete and submit your online application:

Please Note

  • Applicants should have the following information handy for the application:
    • Your organization's Federal Tax ID/Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    • Most recent Form 990
    • Animal intake and adoption numbers, if applicable

For application submission inquiries/technical difficulties, please contact the ASPCA Grants team. Usual ASPCA guidelines and reporting apply.