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Added Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Action Alliance

Pet Abuse and the Link to Domestic Violence

Sheltering Animals for Abused Families (
SAAF (Sheltering Animals for Abused Families) Program is a partnership between the Richmond SPCA and the YWCA, with the purpose of providing a safe, temporary shelter to care for the pets of abused women and children.

Safe Havens Mapping Project – Virginia
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Virginia Consolidated Cruelty Statutes

Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty - ASPCA Resources Including What Law Enforcement Can Do About It

National Link Coalition – Working Together to Stop Violence Against People and Animals
Rich source of information and guidance.

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Escape Grants
RedRover offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets through our Safe Escape grant program. The goal of the program is to help families with pets safely escape domestic violence together. Grants may be provided for temporary boarding and veterinary care.

American Humane Association: Facts About Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence