Do you have a pet? We recognize that pets are an extension of your family and nobody wants to leave loved ones behind.
Did you know:
- 52 percent of victims in shelters leave their pets with their batterers (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
- Up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave (Carlisle-Frank, Frank and Nielsen, 2004)
- 71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32 percent reported their children had hurt or killed animals (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence)
Please don’t leave your pets behind. We are grateful to have a donor to our program that provides financial support for pet care. Although we cannot have pets residing on our property we do provide vet care, boarding at a local facility, pet food, and other pet necessities. We will be happy to safety plan and create a safe solution for you and your pets.