Safe Embrace, a domestic violence shelter in Reno, was recently awarded a Safe Housing grant from RedRover. Thanks to your support, our Safe Housing grant enabled the Northern Nevada shelter to build the area’s first SAF-T (Sheltering Animals and Families Together) shelter for pets of domestic violence victims. The project is being led by their Executive Director, John Etchemendy.
RedRover has joined up with The Deadly Link, a new investigative documentary on the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. The documentary is meant to educate police officers, social service providers, veterinarians and other investigators about the connection on different forms of abuse and help them work together to stop it. Watch the trailer:
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.
In less than five minutes, this powerful video will make you a believer in having pet housing at domestic violence shelters. You'll understand why we think it's so important to preserve the amazing bond between people and animals.
Victory in New Hampshire! A state Senate panel has approved a measure that includes pets in domestic violence protective orders! New Hampshire is now the 27th state looking to include pets in protective orders for victims of domestic violence or stalking. Congratulations New Hampshire! We hope this will encourage more states to consider passing similar measures to protect pets and their families!
No one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of their pets. Watch domestic violence survivor Alexis Moore tell her story, and help RedRover keep families and pets stay safely together.