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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

 

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.