In 2009, PAWS donated a custom pet facility to Community Safety Network – Jackson’s domestic violence shelter. We are now one of only 27 domestic violence shelters in the U.S. that accepts pets.This facility offers victims the option of bringing their pet(s) with them to the shelter when fleeing an abusive relationship. Studies show that there is a clear link between domestic violence, child abuse, and abuse of animals. These studies also indicate that 71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters report that their batterer had threatened, injured, or killed family pets. Today in the United States there are only a handful of women’s shelters that have boarding facilities for family pets. Because victims know that most shelters cannot accept pets, this becomes a barrier to seeking help and safety.This kennel facility represents the next logical extension of the SafePAWS program and puts PAWS and the Community Safety Network at the forefront of the movement to protect people and their companion animals from violence.
For more information please call:
PAWS of Jackson Hole
Community Safety Network