Brandywine Valley SPCA to help provide housing for pets of victims of domestic violence
GEORGETOWN, Del. – In Georgetown, officials with the Brandywine Valley SPCA announced that they’ll be partnering with two local organizations to provide safe housing for pets of domestic violence victims. The shelter will be working with Child Inc., and the People’s Place to run the new program called A Place for Your Pet. Officials say the program will provide financial and logistical assistance to make sure that victims can safely escape their abusive situations with their pets. They add that the program will help make successful transitions possible for victims who frequently face the difficult decision to leave their abuser for a domestic violence shelter or stay with their pets.
“65% of victims find themselves in this sort of situation and that’s a really high number so we really are asking the community to spread the word and let people know that they don’t have to stay in these situations, that there really is hope now for them and that we’re really there to help the people,” said the director of operations for the Brandywine Valley SPCA Joanna Miller.
Victims seeking services should contact the shelters directly through their hotline numbers:
- CHILD, Inc. Bilingual (Spanish/English) 302-762-6110
- People’s Place — English – 302-422-8058
- People’s Place — Spanish – 302-745-9874