Understanding the connection between domestic violence and pet abuse, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has created a Pet Fund for survivors who need monetary support for their pets, including vet costs, pet food and kennel stays.
2nd Annual Doggie Walk in honor of Claire Pierce Moreira
Saturday, July 19, 12:00 noon
Duboce Park, San Francisco
We are walking in honor of Claire Pierce Moreira, a dedicated volunteer and dog lover who helped W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in many ways. Between 2011 and 2013, Claire donated 347 hours of her time to W.O.M.A.N., Inc., most on our survivor support line. When she passed away last year, her husband donated $1000 in her name to our agency to start a Pet Fund for survivors. This fund will help survivors pay for away-hotels, veterinary costs, and pet food when they are attempting to leave an abusive situation.
The intention behind the Doggie Walk is to show how survivors who have animals often have to endure abuse of their pets as well. It is common for animals to protect survivors from abuse. Sometimes animals try to intervene during violent episodes, putting them at great risk for being harmed, either directly or indirectly. This fund would help survivors ensure their pets are taken care of during times of difficulty.
HOW TO DONATE TO W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Pet Fund:
1) If you would like to donate to our Pet Fund, you can donate online here (make sure to note “Pet Fund” in the field for special purpose for your donation).
2) If you would like to donate with cash or check, you can bring it to the Doggie Walk, or mail it to us. Checks can be made out to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and mailed to 333 Valencia Street, Suite 450, San Francisco, CA 94103. Make sure to note “Pet Fund” in the memo of your check.
So mark your calendars and stop by Duboce Park with your pooch on Saturday, July 19 at noon. See you there!