A courageous escape; a healing reunion

When Sunny and her boyfriend adopted two dogs, Delilah and Abby, she thought their happy lives were complete. 

Then, things started to change. Sunny’s boyfriend became controlling and abusive toward her. It wasn’t long before that abuse extended to Delilah and Abby.

Late one night, Sunny found a way to escape, but she had to leave her two dogs behind. She was living in her car in the cold winter months, but she vowed to rescue Delilah and Abby.

When Sunny was accepted to Rose Brooks Center in Kansas City, MO, they helped her form a plan to get her dogs back. With the help of local police, she was able to get Delilah and Abby removed from the home of her abusive boyfriend and Sunny was reunited with them at last. 

Sunny has a long road of healing ahead of her but having her dogs by her side provides her with the emotional support and confidence she needs to thrive. 

A $10,000 Safer Together Grant® from the Banfield Foundation® enables Rose Brooks Center to provide shelter and veterinary care to pets of victims of domestic violence which helps keeps these pets with their families and safe from their abusers.


About the Banfield Foundation

At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.

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