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LACASA is one of only a few shelters in the country that provide a safe, on-site place for survivors’ pets.
We have housed dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and even an iguana. LACASA provides all food and supplies that pets may require during their stay with us. Families provide comfort, care and playtime with their pets.
Currently, we are the only shelter in Michigan that allows survivors to secure their family pet in a safe environment free from an abuser’s retaliation or neglect.
The threat of abuse against companion animals is often used as leverage by a controlling/violent member of the family to keep others in line or silent.
Independent studies show that 48 percent of battered spouses avoid leaving their homes—or have returned to their batterer—because they fear for the safety and welfare of their pets or livestock.