Often what I heard or discussed about on Facebook earlier the day become the subject on my blog. I think it's a good idea. Well, it's been about 2 years since I have been involved in the FB cat comunity, I have heard of many issues about animals there and joined the talk. But I think it was the very first time yesterday that I saw the post from furriend that was asking for help for the domestic violence reason.
the post was asking us if anyone in West Virginia area can help 4 cats (fostering them is fine), the post said those cats were in very horrible circumstance, and the owner wants to provide them safe place to stay. it did not say much, but I had an feeling that it could be about a domestic violence victim and her cats, so I asked the furriend if so, and she said yes, but not her, it was her furriend. and her cats.
she said that her furriend took her cats a hotel temporarily at this time, but don't know what do to after their hotel stay is over(only few more days). the woman concerns safety of her cats, and.. does not want to give up her cats.
Do you think there are some people who can foster her cats in the area, but those people are afraid of the woman's husband or BF that he might find out they foster the woman's cats and might contact them? might involve them in trouble? if a man controls everything of a woman, and cares about everything she does, he might notice her cats are gone, and even if he is not interested in cats, he might ask her where she took her cats, huh?
this is difficult issue to help. people may want to foster her cats, but do not want to be involved with her trouble with her man...
Few days ago, a mail from local women's shelter was in my mailbox, it was not to me, was sent to previous house owner, but I opened it anyway, and the first thing I read in the letter said that they has now space for pets of domestic violence victims, so woman, children, and also her pets can stay in the shelter together. Unfortunately where I live is in CO, not Virginia. But I suggested the furriend to contact their local women's shelter 'cause they might be able to help pets of domestic violence victims.
I think it's great that our local women's shelter thought of pets of domestic violence victims, and made space for their pets to stay, I hope all women's shelters in all states should do the same 'cause we often hear that not only the woman, her children, her family, even her pets can be victimized by the bad husband or BF, not only women, everybody around her might need help.
Do you know if any women shelters in Virginia state can help pets of domestic violence victims? if so, please let me know, or if anyone can foster the woman's cats, please let me know also. (West Virginia area).
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Well that's all for tuday. see you tomorrrooooo, XLXL. Yogi