PAWS Supporters

We are proud to stand in support with these people and organizations for all survivors of domestic violence.


LACASA Center, located in Livingston County, MI, provides comprehensive, wrap-around services for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency’s Crisis Shelter welcomes victims arriving with family pets, which are housed onsite in the Safe Pet Place. 24-hour Help Line: 866-522-2725.

Located in Southeastern Iowa, serving Johnson, Lee, Van Buren, Washington, Cedar, Iowa, Des Moines and Henry Counties, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides comprehensive support to survivors of domestic violence. DVIP offers assistance for survivors’ pets at Cooper’s House, their on-site kennels. 24-hour crisis hotline, 800-373-1043.

Quigley House is a comprehensive Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Northeast Florida. They accommodate participants with pets through their kennel and small animal facility. 24-hour crisis hotline 800-339-5017.

Located in Kansas City, MO, Rose Brooks offers assistance to women experiencing domestic violence. Rose Brooks also offers pet care & shelter through its Paws Place program. 24-hour crisis hotline, 816-861-6100.

Located in Nevada, Noah’s Animal House is a full service pet boarding facility located on the grounds of The Shade Tree Shelter. For immediate assistance, please call 702-385-0072.

Located in New York City, Urban Resource Institute provides support to victims of domestic violence. URI houses pets and women together under one roof. For immediate assistance, please call 800-621-4673.


Rep. Katherine Clark
“I am grateful for the partnerships we’ve formed across the aisle and between organizations working to end both domestic violence and animal abuse. Together, we crafted a bill that will help save lives.”

Sen. Dean Heller
“I am committed to combating domestic violence and ensuring survivors are provided with the services they need to heal. No victim of this crime should have to choose between their safety and the safety of their pet.”

Sen. Gary Peters
“I’m proud to join my colleagues in introducing this bipartisan legislation that will help empower victims to leave abusive situations, get a fresh start and keep their pets who are treasured members of their families.”

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
“Too many victims feel compelled to stay in abusive relationships to protect their pets. This bill protects both victims and pets. We should continue to work for the day when victims of domestic violence will not be hindered in their decision to leave an abuser.”

Progress in the Senate
Percentage of senators who support the PAWS act

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Progress in the House
Percentage of representatives who support the PAWS act

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