By Sandra K. Ziebold
Our Foster Pet Program helps victims leave their abusers. Victims do not want to leave their pets behind and when safe shelter doesn’t allow pets to come along our program temporarily safely provides for pets. The program consists of volunteer host families who agree to temporarily house pets while the victim is getting the help needed. This is a major barrier for many victims that need to leave their violent situation. When pets are used by abusers to control the primary victim often those pets need medical attention and with the help of our partners we provide whatever is needed for them. Our program is committed to supporting the needs of those who have been affected by violence.
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This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.