Pets can help abused women, men
and children heal, but only if pet-friendly
domestic violence shelters exist.
Pets and people have a strong bond, but when victims of abuse seek help, they’re often faced with an ultimatum: Stay in an unsafe situation to protect their pets or flee, leaving their pets in danger. Here are some sobering statistics about domestic violence and pets in the United States.
The lack of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in the U.S. creates a significant barrier to victims seeking help. Purina is working to break down this barrier by supporting programs that make it possible for victims to bring their pets with them. Purina has played an instrumental role in the nation’s first entirely pet-friendly domestic violence shelter and creating more pet-friendly women’s shelters.
Purina is proud to join a coalition of organizations in support
of the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act, to include family
pets in federal laws and protection orders.