Peace of mind in the worst of times

Knowing her cat had a safe place to stay until they could be reunited, Hillary found the strength to leave an abusive relationship. Hillary had an unthinkable choice to make—escape domestic violence but lose her cat, Purrnando, in the process, or stay in an abusive relationship where she and her children were in danger every day. 

Thanks to the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) SafeCare program, she never had to make that decision. APA was able to provide Purrnando with a safe home until Hillary and her kids could find a place to live and get back on their feet. Knowing that they would be reunited with their beloved pet helped get them through the hard days and start the healing process they all so desperately needed. 

An $8,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation® helps fund APA’s SafeCare program so victims of domestic abuse and their pets can stay together. 

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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