My cat Kyle is a philanthropic, Reddit-famous, Instagram-loving rescue with 3 teeth, no claws, severe dandruff, hip dysplasia, and a crooked ear. Also, he witnessed a murder... a domestic violence (DV) incident between his former humans that ended fatally.
Up to 45% of battered women have delayed their decision
to leave their abuser, or have returned to their abuser, out of fear for their pet's safety.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that
less than 5% of DV shelters accept pets.
Kyle wants to use his
glorious 'stache and undeniable charm to
prevent incidents like the one his former owner experienced
advocate for animal-friendly DV shelters
to help victims feel comfortable escaping their dangerous situations.