August 24th, 2015
While RedRover’s Safe Housing grant program has made leaps and bounds to help families and pets safely escape domestic violence together, there is still work to be done. Currently, 13 U.S. states lack even 1 pet-friendly domestic violence shelter approved by SAF-T (Sheltering Animals and Families Together). This means thousands of victims with pets have nowhere to go within their own state when they need to flee an abusive partner.
RedRover is partnering with SAF-T to work toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in each state. Shelters in the following states are especially encouraged to apply: Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
RedRover has been working hard to find ways to encourage domestic violence shelters in these states to house victims’ pets. Our goal is to make sure we have at least one SAF-T shelter in each state. Can you help us get there?
We’re asking for your help to spread the word about our goals. Here are three simple ways you can help provide a safe place for pets and families escaping domestic violence: