- Almost nine in 10 professionals working in the domestic abuse sector have seen cases where a pet has also been abused.
- Almost half (49%) of professionals working in the sector are aware of domestic abuse cases here the pet has been killed.
- In addition to the physical abuse that pets may suffer, 97% of professionals said they are also often used as a means of controlling someone experiencing domestic abuse.
- More than nine in 10 professionals (95%) also said that some survivors will not leave their home without knowing their pet would be safe
Dog's Trust now have a fostering scheme covering Cambridgeshire -If you think you can help or would like more information on the service, you can visit www.dogstrustfreedomproject.org.uk, call 0808 196 6240, or you can apply online via this link: https://www.moretodogstrust.org.uk/volunteer.
Cats Protection Paws Project offers a fostering service for cats. For more information visit the Paws Project website
Unfortunately there are currently no pet fostering services in Cambridgeshire but both Dog's Trust and Paws Project operate in neighbouring counties and are happy to offer advice. Dog's Trust are hoping to extend services to Cambridgeshire in future, subject to funding.