#NCFYtalk: Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets

A woman holding a dog.

More than half of domestic violence victims leave behind a pet to escape their abuser. Others put off leaving because they don’t want to leave a pet behind.

On August 27, join a Twitter talk co-hosted by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. We'll talk about how anti-violence and animal welfare advocates are collaborating to expand support and services for pet owners experiencing family violence and to provide shelter for their pets. We’ll also share ways to find local organizations doing this work and how to get involved in your community.

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services.

When: August 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. EDT
Who (Co-Hosts): The Family and Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (@NCFY) and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (@NationalDVAM)
Hashtag: #NCFYtalk
Let us know you're joining: RSVP on Facebook

Learn more before the chat by reading some of our past articles:

 "A Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelter Lets Survivors Keep Their Four-Legged Friends"

"Help Get People in Abusive Homes and Their Pets to Safety"

"Q&A: How an Ohio Law Protects Pets of Domestic Violence Survivors"


9-5 pm Eastern