Animal Care Hospital | For nearly 20 years, Pet Crossing Animal Hospital of Bloomington has partnered with a Twin Cities women's refuge, _empty_ a safe haven for pets of domestic abuse survivors.
According to Dr. Kate Knutson, they agree to care for the pets until the owner is back on their feet.
" It makes one huge emotional situation off their layer so they can work on going themselves back together ," speaks Knutson.
Knutson says they never encountered the pet owned, or even discover their call, but they care for their four-legged babe as if it was their own.
" A mint of meters when they come here they'll be a little bit anxious and worried and shy and it's fantastic to watch them bud ," did Pet Crossing employee Ellie Elsasser.
The hospital clothes all their veterinary care for free and agrees to keep the pet as long as needed.
" We had one puppy that stayed with us for almost two years ," did Knutson." That were women who was being very severely abused and they moved her around to awnings across the United States until her abuser was incarcerated. At that time, she got her puppy back ."
The majority of awnings do not allow pets and often, the main victims panics for the pet's security if they leave them behind.
" It's one mode that someone who is the abuser provides the ability to hang onto the abused. They are hanging small children, a four legged pal and saying I have this, I have power of it, and if you don't stay with me I'm going to do very bad things ," did Knutson.
If the owner chooses they are unable no longer care for the animal, or if efforts to contact the owner when they are leave the refuge are fruitless, the animal infirmary makes the pet up for adoption.
" Unfortunately with some of the narratives and situations we've heard, it's not only the owners going through tough times it's also their pets ," did Elsasser.
Hospital staff send letters to the pet owned in all areas of the animal's stand, informing them on their care and wellbeing.
With safety and privacy the primary concern, Dr. Knutson and her staff have never watched a reunion, but she speaks, just knowing they are providing a little bit of succour is enough for her.
Source : fox9.com