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Only 64 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

1st Annual Purple Paw Project

The ASPCA estimates that up to 48% of women stay in abusive situations longer because they fear for the safety and well-being of their pets. Additionally, pets that live in domestic violence situations are 11 times more likely to be abused as well. Unfortunately, because very few domestic violence shelters can accommodate pets, victims face the terrible decision of either leaving their pets in a dangerous environment, or giving up their furry loved ones. Brighter Tomorrows is acutely aware of this gap in domestic violence services and the emotional toll it can take on our clients. The first annual Purple Paw Project will serve as a kick-off event to help Brighter Tomorrows raise awareness and community support surrounding this important issue.
 
The Purple Paw Project, scheduled during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will offer a variety of pet-friendly activities along with domestic violence education and resources for the communities of Irving, Grand Prairie, and beyond. Events include dog-training sessions, a pet-costume contest, and awareness information and activities to educate the community about the impact of domestic violence on pets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get involved in Brighter Tomorrows’ efforts to end domestic violence and support victims’ pets by donating funds, offering to foster victims’ pets during their stay in our emergency shelters, and more. 

Event date 
Saturday, 26 October 2013 - 10:00am
Event location 
Lively Park, 909 O'Connor Road
City 
Irving

State

Country 
US
Intended audience 
General Public
Donors/Funders/Lawmakers
Survivors and their Families
Community Partners/Allies
Faith Community
Communities of Color
LGBT Community
Older Adults
Educators/Students
Sponsoring organization 
Brighter Tomorrows
Contact name 
Sara Campos
Contact email 
sara@brightertomorrows.net
Contact telephone 
(972) 263-0506 x104
Organization/Event website 
www.brightertomorrows.net