Protect Our Pets
Abusers often use beloved pets to control their victims. Protect Our Pets is intended to offer options and solutions for pets of victims who are fleeing their home because of abuse. These include: shelter at our Genesis House emergency shelter (first option if victim is coming to shelter); shelter at pet-friendly hotels; shelter through Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation Companions in Crisis Program (in partnership with Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence); pet supplies (food, collars, etc.); access to veterinarian care; and, transportation costs for pets if victim must leave the area for safety reasons. Safe Futures is the first emergency shelter in the State of Connecticut to provide safe housing for pets. The organization received a grant from Red Rover to upgrade its shelter to provide a more welcoming environment for pets.
Video provided courtesy of The Day.