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.
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.
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.