Originally Posted by Breal76
You know this subject matter is close to my heart. There are no options in most areas for victims of spousal abuse. They need to get out and do, but end up leaving pet behind even though they don't want to. The ex then gets revenge on the exspouse by killing the pet. I have seen it. When I worked at Humane Society there were times we would take in pets if we had the room to board pets of spousal abuse while the person stayed in a shelter but they only had 30 days to find a place to live then would have to come and get pet.
If I ever win the lottery one of the first things I would like to do is open a rescue shelter for victims of spousal abuse pet shelter. It would be a safe haven till said person could get back. There just aren't enough resources out there and I would love to help these people and pets.
Bless you for caring - I have those in my family who suffer in silence to protect their pets. Calls to the authorities have resulted in nothing but further abuse
My beloved Miss Tobie (RB) was a rescue from the police, when they rescued a woman w/2 small children from domestic violence. The people were given bus tickets to her family, and the neighbors took in the dog, but the declawed cat was sent to the shelter
I adopted her as a office cat, but, a wise and discriminating cat, she didn't like some men who came to the office(my husband is a contract public defender) and began biting. I took her home, and we were all laying on the bed, along with my grandson, who was 5yrs at the time, when Miss T went to bite my DH - my grandson put his arm around her and told her "Miss Tobie, you don't have to bite anymore. This isn't an office, this is a real house with a real family!" and she never attempted to bite again. Lord knows the horrors that poor cat suffered and also witnessed
Even if people don't care about the pets (IMO, a great moral wrong), they NEED to care about the impact on the humans who witness the tragedies on their beloved cats and dogs.