Animal Advocacy Program
The Oklahoma Humane Society and Palomar have partnered to create The Animal Advocacy Program to help you and your family if you are fleeing domestic violence and have pets. An Animal Advocate is onsite at Palomar to help take immediate care of your pet(s) while we help take care of you and your family. Animal care can include pet pantry assistance, coordinating veterinary care, or placing your animal in a temporary foster home until you can be reunited with your pet(s).
Escaping Domestic Violence with Pets in OKC
Concern about their four-legged family members often keeps victims in abusive and dangerous situations. With over 36,000 domestic violence 911 calls annually in Oklahoma City alone, that’s a lot of pets in potentially dangerous situations.
To better protect survivors of all species in our community, we have created the Animal Advocacy Program at Palomar. In addition to a full-time staff member dedicated to the needs of our animal family members, we are working to build a network of foster parents who can provide a safe home to our furry, feathered, and reptilian friends. These angels will allow our human survivors to focus on their needs and finding a safe home until they can bring their entire family back together away from their abuser.
Join Our Foster Network
If you are interested in providing a safe home for an animal escaping domestic violence in our community, please complete the foster orientation below.