Help RedRover Create More Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters: 25% by 2025.
For many of us, the last few years have brought incredible heartbreak, loss, and uncertainty. But for those surviving every day with a domestic abuser, the isolation early in the pandemic coupled with today's growing financial instability have amplified an already dangerous situation - for themselves and for their pets. Sign PetitionSign Petition
According to research, as many as 71% of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters report their abuser injured, killed, or threatened family pets for revenge or psychological control. Because many domestic violence shelters are not currently able to house pets, survivors are faced with an impossible choice: abandon their pets or continue to endure abuse.
No one should have to make that decision.
In 2022, just 15% of domestic violence shelters in the United States are able to accommodate pets on-site, up from 10% in 2012. This unmet need is a crippling barrier for survivors seeking safety with their pets.
Even though they are putting their own lives at risk, nearly half of survivors delay leaving because they fear for their pet's safety if forced to leave them behind.
That's why RedRover is working to ensure that at least 25% of domestic violence shelters in the United States are able to welcome survivors and their pets by the end of 2025. We need caring and compassionate people like you to help us spread the word.
Sign to join RedRover's efforts to increase the number of pet-friendly domestic violence shelters in the U.S. to 25% by 2025, and give more survivors and their pets the peace and healing they deserve.