Season’s Greetings! We wish you and your family a joyful holiday season.
This year Shelter Our Pets helped keep many cats, dogs and other domestic pets and their owners safe from domestic violence. By providing a temporary safe haven for their pets, owners can courageously flee an abusive situation and rebuild their lives.
We could not provide this service without the help of the board, dedicated volunteers and the foster families that generously welcomed the pets in their homes. Although the “season of giving” is currently upon us and will be over before we know it, foster families gave to the community this entire year by caring for pets and owners in need, and will continue to do so in the new year. Battered women’s shelters are often unable to provide services for victims’ pets, creating a high demand for foster homes.
“Thank goodness Shelter Our Pets steps in,” says Lill Corcoran, Associate Executive Director at the Center for Hope and Safety, “By fostering pets until an abused family can begin a new life, it gives abused family members time to heal and start a new home were they can be reunited with their pets in an abuse-free home.” Pet and owner reunions this year were a heartwarming reminder of the importance of services provided by Shelter Our Pets.