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An Online Resource Library Supporting Professionals Ending Gender-Based Violence.

Expanding Safety and Support Services For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Pets

NRCDV Publications
Training Tools
General Material
Published Date
July, 2015

Research studies have shown that as many as 48% of women refuse or delay leaving an abusive home out of fear of leaving their pets or livestock behind. The solution? Transform family violence shelters to allow pets on-site with their families!

This webinar reviewed 1) ways to provide safe shelter to survivors and their pets, 2) details regarding National SAF-T day, 3) new legislation that protects victims and pets from further abuse, and 4) an overview of the Safe Havens Mapping Project.

Presenters Included:

  • Allie Phillips, SAF-T Founder
  • Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Animal Cruelty Programs and Training, Animal Welfare Institute
  • Nancy Blaney, Senior Policy Advisor, Animal Welfare Institute