This page exists to raise funds for the 'Pets In Crisis Program’. Pets in Crisis provides safe accommodation, food and veterinary attention to pets of families who are escaping domestic violence in Queensland.
Most domestic violence refuges do not allow animals. Research shows that for 25% of domestic violence victims, where a pet is present, they remain in the situation because they are afraid of what will happen to their pet if they left. This puts them and their animals at further risk of harm.
Sadly pets are often abused as part of the spectrum of domestic violence.
Domestic violence counsellors regularly speak with people whose pets are beaten or tortured by abusive partners in order to frighten and control them into staying in violent relationships.
It costs in excess of $150,000 every year to provide this program. This is to provide veterinary care, accommodation and food or at least 30 days per pet on average.
PETS HELPED LAST YEAR
In the 2017/2018 financial year, 237 pets were helped by the Pets In Crisis Program. In order to keep offering this service, we need to be able to fund it. Hence this fundraising page.
Pets in Crisis is a collaboration between DVConnect and the RSPCA Queensland. For more information, please visit:
Please help raise funds by using the 'Give Now' button.
Thanks in advance for your help.
The Pets In Crisis Volunteers