Impact of Domestic Violence on Pets and Their Owners

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Pets and Their Owners.

Leveraging data from the URIPALS white paper, we developed an infographic showcasing important information about the connection between domestic violence and pet ownership. The infographic contains statistics and graphics that highlight the key findings of the report. Please feel free to share it on social media using #URIPALS.

URIPALS Infographic


URIPALS White Paper Abstract

White-Paper-Cover-ImageToday there are few programs that allow survivors of domestic violence to bring their pets with them when entering a shelter, creating a major barrier to safety. Many survivors refuse to seek safety by leaving their abusive partner if it means separating from their pet. Since 2013, Urban Resource Institute’s URIPALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program has helped families with pets escape domestic violence and enter shelter together.




Leveraging findings from URIPALS, the white paper reveals:

  • Insights from pet owners and survivors of domestic violence
  • Recommendations for building a co-sheltering model, where people and pets are able to live together in shelter
  • Current barriers to safety for pet owners seeking shelter

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