The web offers many great reference sites you may find interesting:
- Rescue Organizations
Kansas Humane Society - Cat Tips
- Pets in Crisis - An Animal Safe-House fostering program. (view brochure.pdf )
This program, started by Dr. Jones, helps women being abused at home foster their pet(s) while staying at a Women's shelter. While at the shelter, the animal is placed in a loving home where it will be cared for. (This service is free)
National statistics show that a great percentage of women will refuse or delay leaving their home due to a pet being left behind with an abuser. The fear being that the abuser will use the animal to continue controlling the victim.