Become a volunteer with APNM’s CARE Network

OUR CARE NETWORK OF SAFE HAVEN PROVIDERS GIVEs CRITICAL SUPPORT TO THE ANIMALS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS.

When was the last time you had a dark moment? We all experience sadness, and for many of us our companion animals – our cats, dogs, birds, horses – are right there when we need them. Most domestic violence shelters do not allow animals. CARE provides safe, temporary housing so domestic violence victims can leave an abusive situation, build a new life and then reunite with their animals.

Now is your opportunity to be there when they need you. Foster homes are needed for 30, 60 or 90 days.

Animal Protection of New Mexico’s Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) program needs your help so that we can continue to help victims of domestic violence become survivors.

Did you know that nearly 70 percent of domestic violence victims delay leaving or reporting their abusers for fear of the safety of their companion animals? Most domestic violence shelters do not allow animals, so CARE provides safe, temporary housing while domestic violence victims can leave an abusive situation, build a new life and then reunite with their animals.

Make a Difference – Become a Foster Home for Animals of Domestic Violence Victims

For safety reasons, CARE animals must be kept separate from other animals in the home. Keeping animals separate may sound difficult at first. Who doesn’t have a cat who insists on roaming into areas where he or she shouldn’t go? However, all it takes is one extra room where a small animal like a cat, bird, guinea pig or hamster can stay safe for a month or two. For dogs, a separate kennel and individual play time enables them to be in a loving environment and reduce any risk to themselves or other dogs. Still concerned? The CARE team can help you come up with creative ways to make sure all animals stay safe and secure during their 30, 60 or 90-day stay.

Ready to join the CARE Network? Please fill out the pre-qualification application for CARE service providers by clicking the button below. You will be contacted once our CARE program manager has reviewed your submission. Questions? Contact Sharon Jonas, CARE program manager online or by calling 844-323-CARE (2273).