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How a Pet-Friendly Shelter Saved This Woman and Her Two Dogs

Posted on: February 17, 2016 - No Comments

In 2013, a NYC shelter began an innovative co-sheltering program called URIPALS, which allows victims to shelter with their pets. New York resident Jasmine Rivera says URIPALS saved her life, literally.

Fido-Friendly Shelter Helps People and Pets Escape Domestic Violence

Posted on: February 16, 2016 - No Comments

Residents fleeing abuse overwhelmingly said that URIPALS not only allowed a way out, the program provided families a way to stay together, as pets are considered members of the family. Having their pets with them serve as a kind of therapy.