Pets and Domestic Violence
Pets in abusive situations often experience violence similarly to people. As a result, as many as 65% of domestic violence victims are unable to escape abusive situations because they’re concerned about what will happen to their pets. Taking steps to ensure your pet’s protection will make it easier to bring them with you when the moment is right.
Pet Helpers’ Animal Safe Haven Program works collaboratively with Domestic Violence Programs and local police to ensure the safety of people and their pets as they make a plan to leave these tenuous situations.
Pets entering the program are housed in secure, confidential and specially trained foster homes at no cost to the owner. To learn more or seek assistance, please contact Pet Helpers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.