Help domestic violence victims and their pets safely escape abuse together!
Up to 65% of pet-owning women will delay leaving an abusive home because they are afraid of what will happen to their beloved pets if they leave. Domestic violence doesn't just affect women and children. Pets become victims of domestic violence everyday. Victims shouldn't have to make the terrible choice between leaving to save themselves and leaving their pets behind with an abusive partner.
There are 1,500 shelters for battered women in the United States and 3,800 animal shelters. Three to four million women are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or partners. With so few domestic violence shelters having the ability to accommodate pets, victims often feel like they only have two options when it comes to their animals: leave them behind, or remain with their pets and subject themselves, their children, and their pets to continued abuse.
GreaterGood.org's Rescue Rebuild program - in partnership with RedRover's Safe Housing program - has teamed up to build housing for pets at women's shelters. All it takes is $3,000 to give pets in a community a safe place to escape from domestic violence. During a time in their lives when domestic violence victims have already given up so much, let's help by keeping their animals and families together. With your support we can empower victims by giving them chances to save their pets!
We can give domestic violence victims the chance to save their pets and themselves by helping to create housing for pets at domestic violence shelters. Just $10 helps build kenneling for pet victims.
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