Because Domestic Violence Affects Pets Too
On average, 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. This equates to more than 10 million per year (NCADV). Florida's certified domestic violence centers provide emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their children but the majority do not take pets. No one should have to leave their pets behind.
The goal of Animal Safehouse is to remove this barrier by caring for pets while owners are in transition. Our objective is to maintain a network of foster families to provide homes for pets of domestic violence survivors until they can be reunited in a safe living environment. We provide food, supplies, vet care, and other essentials throughout their stay with us. We also help women reunite with their animals post-shelter by assisting with pet deposits and transport (we even flew a dog to Oregon once).
Thank you for your interest and any assistance you may be able to provide our program which aims to protect all victims of domestic violence.
Evie is an Animal Safehouse rescue and our official mascot. You can find her at Bula or The Space Next Door.