What Is Daisy's Place?
Daisy’s Place is a kennel for the pets of the residents of the WRC Shelter. It provides a safe and secure environment for their pets. We know that abusers harm or kill the pets to hurt their victims. Due to this fear, many victims will not leave their pets behind to come to Shelter. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 71% of abusers had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims and 52% of victims leave their pets behind with their abusers. We want to remove that barrier to safety for people and pets. In partnership with the Wilshire Charitable Foundation and OKC Pet Food Pantry, Daisy’s Place was created as a haven for pets to be safe while their owner is living safely in the Shelter. Right now, we have 2 kennels and a play area for families to play with their pets while staying at the shelter.
If you are preparing to leave a dangerous situation with your pet, please call out hotline at 405-701-5540 for safety planning. Some items you will want to grab and take with you include:
- vaccination/vet records
- leashes, toys, etc.
- pet carrier
- flea/tick prevention medications