Pets and Women to Safety (PAWS)

Pets and Women to Safety (PAWS) is run in partnership with Caring Unlimited, York County’s domestic violence program. This program gives the pets of domestic violence victims a safe place to live when their owners enter the Caring Unlimited women’s shelter.

If you need help, or know someone who does, call Caring Unlimited at (800) 239-7298.

To learn more about the Pets and Women to Safety partnership with Caring Unlimited, please read this 2017 article from Downeast Dog News.

The Link between animal abuse and human violence has been well-documented since the 1970s. Numerous studies have shown that when there is domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse or any type of human violence in the home, there often is or has been animal abuse as well.