As The LeeShore Center celebrates its 30th year of keeping domestic violence victims and their families pets’ safe from harm, we are deeply grateful to RedRover for the $3,000 grant award to help us build a new outdoor animal kennel at our emergency shelter facility!
RedRover is a national nonprofit organization that annually awards grant funding to domestic violence shelters throughout the county so that shelters can create a safe place to house victims’ pets. You can learn more about RedRover at www.RedRover.org.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as high as 85 percent of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters reported their abuser also injured, threatened, or killed the family pets. For some domestic violence victims, staying in an abusive home is the only option if they are afraid to leave their pets and there’s no place safe to take them.
RedRover understands that when there’s violence in the home, everyone’s at risk, including family pets. So thank you RedRover for supporting domestic violence shelters and the work we do to help victims and their pets stay safe!