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Places that Help: Federal
Updated: October 18, 2018
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Counseling Services: (800) 946-4646
The ASPCA provides information on animal abuse and the link to domestic violence; and hotline numbers to report animal abuse. To read their brochure on the links between domestic violence and animal abuse, click here.
Animal Welfare Institute
900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) provides a national zip-code-searchable directory of Safe Havens for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims. These Safe Havens offer sheltering services available in an area that assist victims of domestic violence with placing their companion animals out of harm’s way so that they may seek safety for themselves. At times, pets and domestic violence survivors may be co-housed, but most of the time other arrangements are made, e.g., placement in foster care, in veterinary clinics, or in animal shelters.
Safe Haven Shelters - The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society offers an online directory of animal shelters that will temporarily board pets of a domestic violence victim while s/he is in a domestic violence shelter, as well as domestic violence shelters that accept victims with their pets.
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