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Ellie's Safe Haven Program
The Ellie's Safe Haven Program is dedicated to Ellie's memory and the undeniable love she had for her pets. Tragically in 2001 Ellie lost her life as a result of domestic violence. Ellie's love and devotion for her pets and the fear that something may happen to them if she did leave her home left her in a position were she felt that she could not leave.
With the support of Ellie's family and friends CARES created the Ellie's Safe Haven Program to encourage victims of domestic violence who fear for the safety of their family pets to seek assistance. This assistance may include temporary housing and vet care.
CARES will partner with selected women's domestic violence shelters in the area and will provide a set amount of monthly funds to assist in the care of these family pets .
Domestic violence constitutes the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive
behavior perpetrated by one family member, household member, or intimate partner against another.
If Someone you Know is Involved in an Abusive Relationship
(Reference: The National Center For Victims Of Crime)