Pets in Crisis is concerned with developing solutions to the lack of pet care provision for vulnerable pet owners experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic abuse. Temporary accommodation and shelters operate a ‘STRICTLY NO PETS’ policy, which enforces separation and deters vulnerable people from finding a safe place.
There are pet fostering charities that provide free temporary care through unpaid volunteers, but demand exceeds availability. Consequently, many people in difficult circumstances lose what may be their only source of emotional support and suffer the anguish of having their cherished pets re-homed. My aim is to find an effective, long-term way of supporting people and their pets through times of crisis.