Purple Paws Project finds foster homes for pets of abuse victims

GARDNER – They are often the forgotten victims in many domestic abuse situations – the household pets. But a new program created by the Gardner Domestic Abuse Task Force is aimed at finding ways to rescue cats, dogs, and other animals from abusive situations.

The Purple Paws Pet Fostering Project is aimed at finding temporary foster shelters for domestic pets that are left behind when their owners are forced to leave home to escape a toxic relationship. The project, which became active last month, provides up to six months of food for the animals while they wait to be reunited with their owners.

“I had gotten several phone calls from who said victims ‘Oh no, I’m not leaving my pets behind,’” said Bernice Richard, president of Voices of Truth and coordinator of the Gardner Domestic Violence Task Force. “Pets are like children, and I thought about how many (women) were in that same situation. So I wondered how we could help the victims in this particular situation.”

Purple Paws Project was created to provide family pets a safe haven while their people are escaping from domestic abuse situations.

Helping pets as owners escape abusive situations

Richard said she and a team of passionate animal lovers began brainstorming the problem, a process that included identifying local resources and reaching out to potential temporary foster homes in the area. As word of the program began to spread, the project received a $5,000 grant from the Gardner Yellow Birch Fund, according to Richard. In addition to grants, the program would be funded by private donations and fundraising events, she added.

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