To hurt her, he hurts her pets. $25 will help them escape.

Pet Refuge provides temporary shelter for pets, enabling their owners to escape abuse. The overwhelming need for Pet Refuge has seen us running at full capacity for the last five months. We need funds now to ensure we can keep saying yes to helping these pets and their families.

Thanks to our supporters, we’re one step closer to a future where no one has to
choose between their safety or the safety of their pets.

14361

nights of safety

provided to pets affected by family violence.

125

pets reunited

safely with their loving families.

How you can help

Donate $25 a month to give a pet a safe bed.
This provides them with everything they need while their owners find safety.

Transport to provide a national service

A warm and
safe bed

Veterinary
healthcare

Wellbeing, exercise and rehabilitation

Reuniting them with their families

Donate

The 2018 Women's Refuge survey of women whose pets were abused as part of domestic violence found:

22%

of their children witnessed pet abuse

23%

had an animal killed by their partner

53%

delayed leaving family violence out of fear for their pet's safety

73%

would have found it easier to leave if there was a shelter offering temporary accommodation for their pets

We know having animals can make it significantly harder for people to remove themselves and their children from violent households.

Dr Ang Jury - CEO Women's Refuge New Zealand