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How To Help Your Pets 

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In many cases, victims delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their pets' safety. Vera House created the Foster Pet Care Program to give victims receiving Vera House services the peace of mind knowing that their pets will be cared for.

We have a network of prescreened volunteers ready to accept companion animals in their home on a short-term basis. If you are in an abusive situation, it is very important to create a safety plan for you, your children & your pet.

If you have to leave your pet behind for your own safety, be sure to ask a law enforcement official to escort you when you return to your home to reclaim your pet. 

Vera House is always in need of Foster Pet Care volunteers ready to open their homes to needy pets at a moment's notice. If you think you would be interested in helping in this way, click HERE to complete our volunteer application and notate that you would like to volunteer for our Foster Pet Care Program.

To learn more about the connection between family violence and pet abuse, please visit the Humane Society of the United States.