No family should have to choose between fleeing their abuser or staying for fear of their pet being harmed. When domestic violence victims with pets consider fleeing abusive homes and there is no safe place to house their pets, they have little choice but: to remain in their homes and subject themselves, their children and their pets to continued violence, to flee with children and pets and become homeless, or to flee and leave their pets behind. Because victims understand the harm that their abusers will inflict upon their pets, if left behind, many victims simply remain in violent relationships. Please invest today in our Safe Pet Foster Program so no family will have to choose to leave their pet behind. There are an estimated 2,500 violence shelters in the US, only a small percentage allow victims and their pets to stay together during this difficult and stressful time. Your support can change that! By donating to our Safe Pet Foster Program you will be empowering women to make the decision to leave their abuser. Your support will provide: a safe foster home, medical care, pet food and other life-saving resources for pets of domestic violence until they can get back on their feet. 48 percent of battered women have delayed their decision to leave their batterer, or have returned to their batterer, out of fear for the welfare of their pets (Ascione, 2007). More than 71% of battered women reported that their abusers had harmed, killed or threatened their pets (Ascione, 1997). Won't you please help lower these percentages by donating to our Safe Pet Foster Program. You can be a hero today by helping us meet our goal of no pets left behind. Thank you!