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Pet Refuge Charitable Trust Welcoming Introduction Of Pet Bonds

Monday, 15 April 2024, 2:21 pm | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge hopes the introduction of Pet Bonds will lead to more families finding safe homes for themselves and their pets after fleeing family violence. The government has today announced it will make changes to the Residential Tenancies Act to make ... More >>

Pet Refuge Seeing Repeat Cases As Families Struggle To Escape Violence

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 10:27 am | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge is continuing to operate on the edge of capacity as it copes with pets staying longer. This is alongside helping families being forced to ask for help a second time after securing what they thought was a safe home, only to be found again ... More >>

Pet Food Brand IAMS Funding Shelter At Pet Refuge For Pets Escaping Family Violence In New Zealand

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:03 pm | Pet Refuge

Countdown shoppers can help provide a safe bed for pets with their shop. As a nation with the highest rate of intimate partner violence against women in the OECD, and over 61% of households owning pets, the impact of family violence on pets in New ... More >>

Pet Refuge Reaches Over 300 Families, Appeal Launched Today

Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 8:59 am | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge helps 300 pets and continues to run at capacity. More >>

Pet Refuge Reaches Out To Hawkes Bay Victims

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 9:07 am | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge is concerned to hear of the rise in family violence in the Hawke’s Bay, following the devastation caused by Cylone Gabrielle, and urgently wants to get the word out they are ready to help. Police commissioner Andrew Coster has cited ... More >>

Women With Pets Sleeping In Their Cars To Escape Domestic Violence

Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 3:46 pm | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge is receiving an increasing number of calls from women sleeping in cars to keep their beloved pets safe, after fleeing domestic violence. The Refuge receives calls for help daily, and in the past two weeks these have included a woman with ... More >>

Pet Refuge Full – Urgent Help Needed

Monday, 15 August 2022, 7:00 am | Pet Refuge

The overwhelming need for Pet Refuge has seen the organisation running at capacity for the past five months, with the charity now launching an urgent appeal for funds to ensure no pet is turned away. Pet Refuge, which celebrated its first birthday ... More >>

Pet Refuge Reaches Milestone At A Time When The Rise In Family Violence Makes Services More Crucial Than Ever

Monday, 28 March 2022, 7:13 pm | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge is seeing firsthand the effects of the ongoing rise of family violence with the number of pets coming into the shelter increasing sharply over summer. Pet Refuge was full during some periods of summer and recently reached the milestone ... More >>

Pet Refuge Braces For A Spike In Animals As Lockdowns And Christmas Expected To Have Big Impact On Family Violence

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:36 am | Pet Refuge

There’s concern coming into the Christmas period for victims of family violence and their pet animals, after a tougher than usual year for many New Zealanders. Police are expecting a steep increase in family violence as Christmas pressures combined ... More >>

Concerns For Pets And Owners Suffering Abuse In Lockdown

Friday, 27 August 2021, 7:18 am | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge reunites first pets as owners find safety Pet Refuge, New Zealand’s first shelter dedicated to pets affected by family violence, is urging victims of abuse to reach out for help despite the lockdown. The shelter, which opened its doors ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Shelter For Pets Affected By Family Violence Opens

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 7:23 am | Pet Refuge

Pet Refuge, the country’s first shelter dedicated to caring for pets affected by family violence, is opening its doors. It has been built to help victims who delay leaving abuse because they have nowhere to take their animals. The charity will transport ... More >>

Family Violence Victims And Their Pets Brace For Christmas Spike

Monday, 23 November 2020, 7:46 am | Pet Refuge

Victims of family harm are bracing for a spike in violence over the Christmas period - and with it a rise in animal abuse. Police say they’re attending significantly more incidents of family violence already this year due to the impact of Covid-19, ... More >>




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