Meet Ronda! She needed refuge too and luckily we were able to help so she now has a safe and loving home.
Family pets are often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse. They can be on the receiving end of the perpetrators actions often suffering abuse, be left behind when the victim and children have to leave or, more often, a victim won’t leave without being able to secure a foster place or permanent home for their well-loved pet.
Ronda’s previous owner, Laura, had reached the point where her only chance of escaping domestic abuse was to come to refuge. Ronda initially had to be left at her former home because unfortunately pets cannot live in refuge accommodation. Various options were urgently looked at with local animal charities but nobody had space for her. It was at that point a member of staff offered Ronda refuge in the form of foster care and she was safely rescued from her former home.
Due to Laura facing restrictions on pets in the property she moved into after leaving refuge, Ronda is now a permanent part of our staff member’s family where she rules the roost and regularly hijacks her dog brother’s bed.