A safe haven for pets of victims of domestic abuse.
Studies show a clear link between domestic violence, child abuse, and abuse of animals. With more than 70% of women entering shelters reporting that their abusive partner also abused the pet, the SafePAWS shelter ensures that pets are not left behind in a violent home.
PAWS and Community Safety Network help protect pets and their people with a custom pet facility on the CSN campus. When we built the shelter in 2010, we were one of only 27 domestic violence shelters in the U.S. accepting pets. Today hundreds of domestic violence shelters allow pets because they know that pets are valuable members of the family and they are vulnerable to abuse. This is one of the many ways PAWS helps keep pets and their people together during crisis.
Call us for more information about SafePAWS. If you are seeking shelter for you and your pet, please call Community Safety Network at (307) 733-3711.