Pet Refuge coming soon

Pet Refuge coming soon

Cruelty to animals is common in domestic violence. People who use violence will often threaten, injure and even kill a pet to control family members. Most cannot take their pets with them when seeking refuge so fear for their beloved pet’s safety creates a major barrier to leaving.

In late 2020 Pet Refuge will open New Zealand’s first shelter dedicated to providing temporary accommodation for pets affected by domestic violence. Shine will refer families who need a safe place for their pet to stay to Pet Refuge, so they can start new lives together in violence-free homes.

To find out more visit the Pet Refuge website

“Since I came to Shine's refuge I felt safe. The staff members are very welcoming and supportive. I know I have a place where I can feel safe and call home. The staff at Shine always help me with the things I need. They are amazing. THANK YOU. ” a Shine refuge client