On-site housing, Off-site Housing, and Community Programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.
A domestic violence shelter with the ability to accept families with pets on site.
A domestic violence shelter with the ability to accommodate pets by providing offsite housing (e.g., foster program, boarding facility).
A pet support program that operates independently of a domestic violence shelter (e.g., animal shelter).
Because your organization exists, I know I can offer women in danger a solution to that awful choice – keeping herself safe versus keeping her animals safe. This particular client was not going to leave her dogs behind and in danger. Without you there to help her she would still be married to her abuser.
RedRover gave me the ability to leave with my family intact and go somewhere where everyone would be safe.
While I hope no one experiences domestic violence, I am so happy to work with your organization if we are called to help again.
We frequently have women call or come to us for shelter who are reluctant or refuse to leave unless they can take their pets with them. Pets are an important part of their support systems and families; they just need an appropriate place at our shelter. Thank you for the opportunity to realize this important project.
Without your grant I would not have been able to stay in the shelter during that time and may have been killed by this man. I can't thank you enough for all of your help.
I'm writing to say a heart-felt thank you for sheltering one of my client's pets while she prepared herself for a safe, new life. You went above and beyond to ensure that her pets would be her companions when she completed the program. Without a doubt, your services contributed to her success. Helping women leave abusive and manipulative environments is very difficult and really does "take a village."
Up to 65% of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave.
52% of victims in shelters leave their pets with their batterers.
71% of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets.