Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th

Domestic Violence: Sheltering in place isn’t safe for everyone

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, some people have been trapped at home with abusive family members when they previously at least had the ability to seek refuge elsewhere. With more victims of domestic violence confined with abusers, hotlines have seen a spike in pleas for help. Domestic violence destroys families and hurts everyone, including pet family members. Sasha is one of those pets who came to us from a very traumatic past. She’s a sweet girl and is improving a little bit, day by day at Furkids. Sasha is still shy, and values her space, but she can't deny how nice it feels to finally feel love.

Fortunately, there is help for pets like Sasha, who are caught up in the never-ending terror of living in an abusive environment. Furkids partners with Ahimsa House, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping humans and their pets escape domestic violence. While Ahimsa House works to help reunite pets with family members, sometimes that’s not possible and the pet needs a new home. That’s when Furkids steps in and help animals heal from the abuse they’ve seen and experienced. We are so happy Sasha is ready for a new loving home today! 

There are so many animals who have lost their homes due to violence, but with your help, Furkids can help them find new homes when things aren’t safe for them. Your gift of $75 will cover initial vetting costs for an abused animal. A gift of $150 will save an animal from domestic violence. Please help us give peace to these innocent victims today.