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To provide refuge, safety, comfort, nutrition, and case management counselling for women and children to help repair the trauma associated with domestic violence.
The Sanctuary provides refuge, safety, education, nutrition, and case management counselling yet It has no Government funding and relies heavily on contributions from the community at large.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
Domestic violence includes behaviour that is physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically or economically abusive, threatening, coercive or aimed at controlling or dominating another person through fear.
Domestic violence, in all forms, is a violation of basic human rights. Everyone, regardless of their sex, religion, nationality, race, relationship, or living arrangements, has the right to feel safe, and be safe, in public and at home. Domestic violence must not be accepted or excused.
The Sanctuary Women, Children and Pet’s Refuge is a registered charity RETREAT FOR KIDS INC registration number: CH2895
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Saving Pet’s from Domestic Violence
Our pet’s offer us unconditional love and stability for a woman experiencing domestic violence this bond is often targeted by the abuser.
Pets are frequently caught up in the difficulty many people face in domestic violence situations when finding safe and affordable housing.
People love their pets like their children so all too often they are prepared to stay in a violent home to keep them safe. The Sanctuary allows them to escape with their pets by their side.
Unfortunately pets caught up in domestic violence also became part of a control issue about who kept them. When domestic violence victims’ pets arrive at The Sanctuary, they join a mini-animal farm, which includes goats, chickens and exotic birds.
We take in clients’ cats and dogs, as well as guinea pigs, birds and other pets. Our clients have their own yards where they can keep their animals. Having their pets here, keeps our clients happy and not on antidepressants to treat the separation anxiety caused by being separated from their pets.
FAMILY PETS CAN EXPERIENCE SIMILAR ABUSE AS THEIR OWNERS
- Physical abuse, being beaten, kicked or thrown against a wall.
- Emotional abuse, intentionally tormenting, teasing or yelling at an animal.
- Intentional neglect such as withholding food, water, human contact and shelter.