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  • Fundraise for Pets In Crisis

    14th November, 2019 | by

    You can help by fundraising for Pets In Crisis


    We strongly believe that no pets should be at risk of being abused and no one should feel that they can’t leave a violent home!

    Pets are part of our families so the the thought of leaving them behind in an emergency is unthinkable! When someone is faced with the decision of leaving a domestic and family violence situation and they have pets, the logistics of leaving can be even more frightening. They need to think of where their pet will go once they leave. Can they stay with a friend? Does their abuser know where that friend lives? The majority of womens shelters/refuges do not allow pets. If they leave the pet with the abuser, what will happen? Will it increase the risk that their pets will (if they are not already affected) become the victims of the violence? 

    If there are no safe options for their pet, our Pets In Crisis program helps. But we need your help to continue providing the service.

    There are lots of ways you can help the pets of Queenslanders who have escaped domestic and family violence. Below are just some ideas to start you thinking.

    Cutest Pet Photo Competition
    • Invite your animal loving colleagues to enter a photo of their pet into the competition.
    • Then, invite all your workmates to attend the Photo Competition, perhaps in the Tea Room, where all photos are laid out on a table, and have a jar/glass next to them.
    • Ask your workmates to place a donation into the jar next to the photo they think is the cutest.
    • The jar with the most donations, is declared the Cutest Pet.
    • Don’t forget to let us know you’re fundraising by emailing
    Pet-Owner Look-A-Like Competition
    • Invite your animal loving colleagues to enter a photo of them and their beloved pet into the competition.
    • Then, invite all your workmates to attend the Photo Competition, perhaps in the Tea Room, where all photos are laid out on a table, and have a jar/glass next to them.
    • Ask your workmates to place a donation into the jar next to the photo they think is the cutest.
    • The jar with the most donations, is declared the Winner of the Pet-Owner Look-A-Like Competition.
    • Don’t forget to let us know you’re fundraising by emailing
    Bake Sale
    • Get your bake on! Whip up your favourite cupcakes, cakes or slices and sell them at your workplace.
    • You could even encourage your workmates to do the same so you have more to share.
    • Invite your colleagues to attend the morning tea in exchange for a donation to raise funds for DVConnect to help more Queenslanders escape violent relationships.
    • Don’t forget to let us know you’re fundraising by emailing

     

    How your fundraising helps the animals

    • $26 can provide a homeless dog/cat with a warm bed, litter tray, and a meal
    • $53 could buy antibiotics for a sick dog/cat this week to help them on the road to recovery
    • $100 can help keep an RSPCA inspector on the road fighting animal cruelty for another day
    • $150 could help desex an abandoned dog/cat ready for them to find their forever home
    • $350 could provide emergency treatment for 30 cats/dogs

     

  • Donate to Pets In Crisis

    12th November, 2019 | by
    DONATE TO PETS IN CRISIS

    We are forced to decline 2-3 pets every week because we do not have enough funds to provide safe beds, food and vet care for them. Any donation you can make is so very much appreciated. 

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    How your donation helps:

    • $20 will shelter an abandoned pet tonight

    • $60 can provide a warm and safe bed for a homeless pet tonight

    • $120 will heal wounds and soothe aches for a neglected pet

    • $250 can fill the tummies of 175 shelter pets tonight

    Pets in Crisis is a critical program that delivers many community benefits. It provides those who are experiencing domestic and family abuse with peace of mind that their pet will be away from violence and harm while they find a safe environment to rebuild their lives.

    • If you are in a position to donate, we would be so grateful.
    • If you are a master fundraiser and have an idea you think could raise funds amongst your friends or workmates, please give it a go, we, and the animals would be so appreciative.
    • If you work for a company who might be willing to donate, please ask them if they are interested.
    • If you are involved in a community group who may like to fundraise, we would be so very grateful.

     

    THE FACTS

    • The Pets In Crisis Program exists to care for pets whose families are escaping domestic and family violence.
    • Established in 2005, the Program is a collaboration between DVConnect and the RSPCA Queensland.
    • Each pet is given safe accommodation, food, and in most cases veterinary care.
    • The Program cares for almost 300 pets each year.
    • BUT, due of lack of funds and accommodation space, we are forced to say no to almost 200 more pets who need help. This breaks our hearts.
    • Pets can stay in the program for up to 28 days.
    • Any pet is accepted, provided there is a suitable place for them to be cared for.
    • Each pet is given a thorough health check by an RSPCA veterinarian. Sadly though, a lot of pets from domestic violence situations haven’t received the medical care they should have in their lives. This means more vet care is needed, which means more costs. Examples of a basic vet check-up for a dog include the dog being given flea, tick and worming medication, heartworm, as well as kennel cough injections. Also a lot of cases require specialist veterinary operations due to abuse the animal has suffered at the hand of the domestic violence abuser. 
    • The minimum cost to operate the Pets In Crisis Program is $150,000. This increases when the number of animals needing help increases. 

     

  • 10 facts about our Pets In Crisis Program

    1st July, 2019 | by

    10 facts about our Pets In Crisis Program

    1. The Pets In Crisis Program exists to care for pets whose families are escaping domestic violence.
    2. A lot of refuges do not accept pets, so many people decide to stay in a domestic violence situation for fear of what might happen to their pet if they leave. Sadly, our counsellors regularly speak to people whose intimate partners use violence or threats of it towards their pets – in order to frighten and control them into staying.
    3. Established in 2005, the Program is a collaboration between DVConnect and the RSPCA Queensland.
    4. Each pet is given safe accommodation, food, and in most cases veterinary care.
    5. The Program cares for almost 300 pets each year.
    6. BUT, last financial year we were forced to turn away 2-3 pets every week because we don’t have enough funding or safe accommodation to care for them.
    7. Pets can stay in the program for up to 28 days.
    8. Any pet is accepted, provided there is a suitable place for them to be cared for.
    9. Each pet is given a thorough health check by an RSPCA veterinarian. Sadly though, a lot of pets from domestic violence situations haven’t received the medical care they should have in their lives. This means more vet care is needed, which means more costs.
    10. The minimum cost to operate the Pets In Crisis Program is $150,000. This increases when the number of animals needing help increases. 
    11. To access this program, you must speak with the DVConnect team. Please call anytime on 1800 811 811, they are available to chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

     

    If you would like to donate to our Pets In Crisis Program we would be so very grateful.

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    If you or someone you know needs help, please call us:

    Womensline 1800 811 811
    Mensline 1800 600 636
    Sexual Assault Line 1800 010 120
    1800RESPECT 1800 737 732
  • Donate to Pets In Crisis

    4th June, 2019 | by
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    Donate to Pets In Crisis

    Thank you for choosing to donate to our Pets In Crisis Program. It’s only because of donations like yours that we can continue to run our Pets In Crisis Program. It is so important to us to be able to help the voiceless animals who are unfortunately involved in domestic and family violence situations. They rely on our help. They can’t pick up the phone and call us, or call the Police. So it is up to us to be their voice and help them.

    It costs over $150,000 per year to run the Pets In Crisis Program any donation you can spare will help towards keeping our program running.

    How your donation helps:
    • $26 can provide a homeless dog/cat with a warm bed, litter tray, and a meal

    • 53 could buy antibiotics for a sick dog/cat this week to help them on the road to recovery

    • $100 can help keep an RSPCA inspector on the road fighting animal cruelty for another day

    • $150 could help desex a dog/cat

    • $350 could provide emergency treatment for 30 cats/dogs

    Donate Now

I wish to sincerely thank you and the entire DVConnect team for their past and present assistance during these past few years of family turmoil. Without such a wonderful service it would be that much harder for women and children.

Jenny, Northgate Brisbane

We need your support.

With your donation we can:

  • Provide more emergency transport and accommodation to those escaping violence.
  • Provide more temporary accommodation for pets whose families have escaped violence.
  • Provide more crisis counselling to those who have experienced violence.
  • Educate Queenslanders on how they can help family/friends experiencing violence.