When people flee domestic violence, are facing homelessness or become seriously ill, they often have to surrender their pets or leave them behind. If they do manage to take them with them, they often can’t afford to bring any items the pets may require like beds, toys, food bowls etc.
ARC’s Partnership with Paws and Recover help find foster carers for animals that have become homeless, have been in a traumatic domestic violence situation or have owners who for any reasons can’t look after them for a period of time.
71% of all domestic violence victims say that their pets are threatened by the perpetrator. This means they cannot leave for fear of pets being harmed.
The aim is to look after loved family pets whilst their owners can find suitable housing, recover and get the support they need. Often these pets are the only reasons these folks keep looking forward, so reassuring them that their pets will be safe and cared is a huge help.