Aggies Fostering Hope is a three-pronged approach to the problem
of safe houses for battered women not accepting pets.
The first prong of our approach is fostering and medical care for the pets of women who are fleeing domestic violence in the Bryan/College Station area. Visit our We Help page for more information.
The second prong involves public outreach and education, both about the program itself and about the link between pet abuse and domestic violence. According to the National Link Coalition, pet abuse is one of the most significant indicators of future domestic abuse.
This leads to the third prong of our program—informing veterinary professionals. 75 percent of pets in abusive homes are being seen at veterinary clinics and hospitals. So, there is a chance there are signs that just aren’t just recognized. We want to empower veterinarians to intervene and help these women and their pets.
Checkout Fostering a Community of Hope, a story by CVM Communications, to learn how our program was born!
Would you like to help us help women and pets fleeing domestic abuse? Are you a veterinary professional looking for more information? Do you have resources that can help us with our public outreach and education? We would love to talk to you about how you can join us in our work.