The Link: Interpersonal Violence and Abuse and Animal Safekeeping

STOPS to Violence is partnering with the Saskatchewan SPCA and the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) to collaborate on increasing supports for animal safekeeping for people who are leaving abusive relationships.  The first step in this work is the completion of our research project 'The Link: Interpersonal Violence and Abuse and Animal Safekeeping'.  This report offers important knowledge regarding the barriers for individuals leaving situations involving interpersonal violence and abuse, who have concern for animal care and safekeeping. The information gathered throughout this project offers increased knowledge and insight, and has instilled hope that much can be done to assist individuals leaving situations of violence and abuse to ensure the safety of both humans and animals.  Read our full report.