national movement keeping pets and people together fleeing domestic violence

PetsEmpower believes in keeping pets and people together escaping domestic violence.

We are the national movement that provides information, advocacy and access to pet care resources for domestic violence survivors. 

Millions of pet parents annually in the US looking to escape domestic violence are stuck in cycles of abuse. Although they want to keep their loving pet, they can't afford pet boarding and almost all human shelters prohibit pets.

"Only three percent of domestic violence shelters across the country accept pets."- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

"71 percent of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims."National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

We help domestic violence survivors transition from abuse to healing.  You love animals and so do we. Let's help survivors take care of their pets, benefit from time and space to heal, reunite, and thrive!

Do you need a safe home for your pet to escape domestic violence? Don't put yourself or your pet at risk. Temporarily foster your pet while you get help and then reunite!

We're glad you can lend a paw! You can help us by writing content, donating time, funds, or in-kind, sharing our message, and even by fostering pets yourself. Thanks for all you do!

Your gift will keep pets and people together!

PetsEmpower is a registered 501(c)(3) organization 81-4650111