Save the Date: 9/24: 1st Annual PUPstagram at Truitt Bark Park!
August 21, 2017
Dec. 2 at Truitt: Jingle Bell Walk: SSPCA's First Annual "Pup" Crawl!
November 21, 2017
Truitt Bark Park Teaming Up with WEAVE to Fight Domestic Violence
September 15, 2017
DYK that keeping pets safe can be a barrier for victims of domestic violence leaving their violent home?
WEAVE, Inc., is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County and working hard to eliminate that challenge.
Join us on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 to learn more about the issue and some good ol' tail wagging from 3-5pm at Truitt Bark Park 19th/Q) - and then the whole pack will walk to True: Totally Recycled Urban Exchange (1900 K Street) for libations, snacks and 2nd Saturday fun in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Well-behaved/leashed dogs are allowed at TRUE with water and treats available.
WEAVE received funds from Red Rover's Shelter Animals and Families Together program earlier this year to accept survivors of domestic violence who need to bring pets with them. WEAVE has always accommodated service animals but was unable to accept pets due to the challenges of a quasi-communal living environment at the Safehouse.
This was a barrier as many survivors could not safely leave pets for fear the abuser would harm or kill them - threats and violence towards pets is very common in violent relationships.
The funds from Red Rover will be used to purchase crates in various sizes and to establish a large (6' x 12') dog run. The purchased kennels and dog run ensure animals can be safely housed and get needed exercise. Pets will need to be current on vaccinations, and WEAVE will work with area vets and shelters to provide access to low/no cost vaccinations.
The partnership is a critical first step in the ability to eliminate barriers for survivors who cannot safely leave pets behind or find other accommodations for them. Red Rover is a national leader in addressing the fact that many survivors of domestic violence won't leave the relationship without being able to take their pets with them. They have funded similar programs throughout the nation and provided emergency grants to survivors that could be used for long term boarding fees while the survivor is in the shelter. More info on their domestic violence programs: https://redrover.org/domestic-violence-and-pets.
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