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Hands-on collaboration for families escaping violence

February 21, 2017

By RedRover Relief Program Coordinator II, Laurel Meleski

In November, my colleague Rachel and I had the privilege of working alongside our amazing RedRover Responders volunteers on a special collaboration to help domestic violence victims and their pets in Longview, Washington.

Working together with Rescue Rebuild, our task was to transform three rooms at Emergency Support Shelter (ESS) into pet-friendly, co-sheltering spaces.

Pets can escape domestic violence at 12 more shelters

February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 – RedRover©, a national nonprofit organization based in Sacramento, California, has distributed a total of $70,417 in grant funds to 12 domestic violence shelters throughout the United States in 2016, so the shelters can create pet-friendly lodging to house victims’ pets.

RedRover’s Safe Housing program provides essential funding to domestic violence shelters to enable them to create on-site space to house pets. The following shelters received Safe Housing grant awards for this application period in 2016:


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