May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Sadly, domestic violence rates continue to increase every year. The need for crisis accommodation for pets is ever present.
To ensure emergency services can continue to help pet owners experiencing violence, the Petbarn Foundation has donated $100,000 our Pets in Crisis program to help survivors and their pets.
RSPCA Queensland’s Pets in Crisis program provides safe, reliable temporary emergency accommodation and vet care for pets while their owners work to escape domestic violence situations.
Since January, we’ve helped 70 pets with accommodation and basic vet services, and now with the generous support from the Petbarn Foundation we can extend this service to provide ongoing care and support for pets caught in domestic violence situations, through our Pets in Crisis and Community Outreach programs.