A lifesaving legacy: Amber's Refuge
After her friend Amber was killed by a domestic abuser in 2020, Pigtopia founder Anna Davis Yancey wanted to establish a refuge for animals escaping domestic violence. Thanks to a RedRover Safe Housing grant, Anna was able to create Amber’s Refuge, a first-of-its-kind program to support the pet pigs of survivors.
What is RedRover Doing?
RedRover offers resources to help survivors and their pets find safety together
Safe Escape Grants
Pays for pet boarding to help families with pets safely escape domestic violence together.
Safe Housing Grants
Helps domestic violence and animal organizations build pet programs that work for survivors in their communities.
Purple Leash Project
Provides funding and resources to domestic violence shelters who wish to house both survivors and their pets.
Don't Forget the Pets
Training for domestic violence, homeless, and animal shelters to learn how to create and sustain pet housing programs.
How you can help
Share Our Flyers
Download and print the flyers and post in salons, pet supply stores, and other retailers that may reach those in need.
"Ptracy just going to dip my paw in your coffee and do a taste test - oh never mind i forgot i don't like coffee - you can have that back now yet freak human out make funny noise mow mow mow mow mow mow success now attack human yet bring your owner a dead bird meow loudly just to annoy owners."
- Domestic Violence Survivor
Safe Housing spotlight
Pigtopia & Amber's Refuge
This summer, we had an exciting “first” in our domestic violence work: We awarded a Safe Housing grant to a pig sanctuary in Tennessee, creating a first-of-its-kind program to support the pet pigs of survivors.
Located just outside of Memphis, Pigtopia’s mission began in 2014 to provide a happy, safe place for unwanted, abandoned, and neglected pigs. But it was a tragic loss that inspired founder Anna Davis Yancey to establish a refuge for animals escaping domestic violence. In 2020, Anna’s friend Amber was killed by a domestic abuser.......
Your support in action
Slide to see before & after of pet-friendly space
Slide to see Girlfriend unchained
More about the program
RedRover is partnering with Unchain Marlboro, which was created by the Humane Society of Marlboro County (HSMC) to improve the quality of life for dogs who live outside in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Through targeted outreach and collaboration, the HSMC is also able to provide additional resources to pets and families in need, including: free or discounted veterinary care, pet food, microchipping, and more.
With your help, we can continue to support this vital project for dogs and families in this community.