There was a recent call for help from an Orange County, CA, rescuer because a woman's husband was physically abusing her diabetic cat. Animal abuse often occurs concurrently with or precedes domestic abuse on the woman and her children, if any. A woman named Sherry who was touched by that situation put together this list of resources. Please let me know if you have additional links to add to this list.
**General Domestic Abuse Links**
WomensLaw.org--Provides easy-to-understand legal information and resources to women living with or escaping domestic violence or sexual assault.
Leaving Abuse--How to plan for a financially secure and emotionally stable future and how to safely leave an abusive relationship.
Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut--Provides a discussion of how to protect the information on your computer from an abuser here.
WomensLaw.org has a similar page here.
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Links and Resources
**Pets Affected by Domestic Abuse**
The Humane Society of the United States' Online Directory of Safe Havens for Animals Programs
FosterDogs.com--Links to foster programs for pets of victims of domestic violence (not just dogs).
Paws for Courage--A nationwide network of shelters, foster homes, and transporters dedicated to giving domestic violence victims a greater chance of becoming survivors. The site includes numerous links, including to other sites that help domestic abuse victims with their pets.
Ontario (Canada) Veterinary Medical Association's SafePet Program--Assist women in leaving abusive partners by providing temporary housing and care for their pets.
Rancho Coastal (San Diego, CA) Humane Society's Animal Safehouse Program--Sheltering and vet care for pets, and guidance for survivors seeking pet friendly housing.
Oregon--Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene; Monika's House outside Portland (article here).
Wisconsin--SAAV Program in Dane County.