CSNDG16In 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:

Amy Romaine

Executive Director

PAWS of Jackson Hole

307-734-2441

amy@pawsofjh.org,/p>

Sharel Love

Executive Director

Community Safety Network

307-733-3711

sharel@csnjh.org

CommunitySafetyNetwork.org