Domestic Violence Pet Haven's mission
is to enable domestic violence victims to keep their pets so that they can reside in safe shelters and rebuild their lives ~ knowing that their beloved pets are also protected from abuse.
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The Abuse Problem
for families and their pets
One out of every four women experiences domestic violence during their lifetime. Women, children (and their pets) should not be subjected to a life of fear and abuse. The family pet often plays a central role in providing comfort, unconditional love and a sense of normalcy for traumatized families.
Many abusers terrorize their victims by torturing or killing a beloved pet. Over 1 million pets of domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims are killed each year by the abusers and in the most horrific ways.
Two thirds of domestic violence victims do not seek help or shelter for fear that their much-loved pet will be mutilated or killed.
Most domestic violence shelters do not accept pets.
The Pet Haven Solution
Domestic Violence Pet Haven provides a safe haven for the pets of domestic violence victims. This enables families to seek a safe place and concentrate on developing new life skills ~ knowing that their pet is receiving exceptional care and will be reunited with them once they have rebuilt their lives.
Domestic Violence Pet Haven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that relies solely on charitable gifts from individuals to help keep pets and their families safe.