This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, survivors of domestic violence need your help

Nearly 50% of pet owning women will delay leaving an abusive home due to fear for the lives of their pets. Victims shouldn’t have to make the terrible choice between leaving to save themselves and their children, and leaving their pets behind with an abusive partner. The solution? Create safe spaces where domestic violence victims, their children, and their pets can all find safety together.

Double your impact. Right now, your gift to save pets in need from abuse will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000.

That’s where Greater Good Charities’ Rescue Rebuild program comes in. We’re re-imagining shelters for women who are victims of abuse. This October, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the team is headed to a domestic violence shelter in Oklahoma to renovate and transform it to properly accommodate women and their pets. We’ll work to convert a pole barn into an animal space, which will include six indoor kennels, pet visitation rooms, a free-roaming cat room, a play yard and more!

Together we can change the lives of women across the country by allowing them to bring their furry companions with them during this traumatic time.

Your donation today helps make this project possible. Right now, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $20,000 by a generous Rescue Rebuild supporter! 

From https://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clicktogive/ars/home

You Can Help Protect Women and Pets From Domestic Violence

Goal: 25,000 Progress: 14,391
Sponsored by: Humane Society of the United States

No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet, yet far too many women are forced to make this very choice.

The solution is the Pet and Women Safety Act (PAWS) Act. This legislation would help protect women and their pets in two ways: by setting a national policy that includes protections for pets of domestic violence victims and by establishing a federal grant program to assist in acquiring a safe shelter for pets.

The PAWS Act recognizes that domestic violence impacts all members of the family — including the four-legged.

Tell Congress you want pets to be protected under the Pets and Women Safety Act!  US readerslease consider signing this petition.  Thank you!

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