July 17th, 2014
When you move to a brand new city, it’s normal to feel some fear and anxiety. But when Robin*, a long-time cat lover, moved to a new city in Michigan with her husband, all she began to experience was fear. Her abusive husband became increasingly violent. Robin feared that her abuser would retaliate her young cats, CJ and Sam, if she left them behind.
Robin reached out to a local domestic violence shelter for help. “She called seeking shelter for herself and her two cats,” explained Cortney Howe, staff member at Blue Water Safe Horizons in Port Huron, Michigan. Thanks to your support, RedRover gave the domestic violence shelter a Safe Housing grant to create housing for pets like CJ and Sam.
“It was so wonderful to be able to tell Robin that we could accept her cats now,” Courtney said. With the comfort of knowing their pets are closeby, domestic violence victims can begin to recover and heal with their companion animals by their side.
“She was so happy, she broke down in tears,” Cortney added. “Thanks to this grant from RedRover we were able to get Robin and her cats out of a dangerous situation and into safety.”
With your support, we look forward to helping more shelters build housing for pets so that families like Robin, CJ and Sam can stay safely together. Thank you!
*Name changed to protect identity.