Pets are family to PETstock, which is why we're proud to have PETstock Assist partner with Pet Refuge and support their mission to provide temporary shelter for pets affected by domestic violence, keeping them safe while their owners escape abuse.
Cruelty to animals is common in domestic violence. People who use violence will often threaten, injure and even kill a pet to control family members.
Pet Refuge will build New Zealand's first shelter solely dedicated to housing pets affected by family violence, because we know that not having a safe place for them to stay is a major barrier to women leaving violence. It will provide temporary care and security for pets in family violence situations, with the end goal of reuniting each of them with their owners so they can start new lives together in violence-free homes.
Together with Pet Refuge, our objectives are simple:
- To povide safe, temporarry shelter throughout New Zealand for pets affected by domestic violence.
- To raise awareness of the link between pet abuse and domestic violence, and remove a significant barrier to leaving abuse.
- To create a network of businesses, organisations and individuals who can work together to address the issue of pet abuse and domestic violence.
How you can help
You can also purchase a supporting PETstock Assist product in store or online. Proceeds from these products sold go to PETstock Assist and will support the work of Pet Refuge.