The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act will not only allow victims to recover costs of veterinary care, it prohibits abusers from crossing state lines to harm pets, and it creates federal funding to provide emergency shelter to victims’ pets.

Currently only a fraction of the domestic violence shelters in the United States provide housing for pets. That is why RedRover created the Safe Housing program, which provides grants to domestic violence shelters to build on-site pet housing. We have a goal of having at least one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in every state within the next five years, and the PAWS Act will help make this goal a reality!

Contact your local representative today and ask them to cosponsor the PAWS Act to help provide safety to domestic violence survivors and their pets. To find your representatives, their phone numbers and the bills they’ve already sponsored, click here: http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page.