The ASPCA and Urban Resource Institute have announced their partnership in support of URIPALS, New York City's first-ever program to shelter domestic violence victims with their pets.
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Urban Resource Institute (URI) today announced their collaboration in support of URI’s PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) program, New York City’s first-ever initiative to shelter domestic violence victims with their pets. The ASPCA provided URI a $75,000 grant to fund a position that ensures both clients and pets residing in URI’s largest emergency shelter receive the support and services they need to heal and move forward with their lives.
URI launched URIPALS in June 2013 as a pilot program with Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, modifying apartments at its largest emergency domestic violence shelter to accommodate families together with their pets. To date, the program has housed more than a dozen cats and other small animals, and is expanding the pilot program to accept dogs….