National Pet Day is April 11, but every day is pet day at our Barkingham Palace kennel. 71% of women in domestic violence shelters report their abuser threatened, injured, or killed a pet, which is why we included the kennel at our Ann Moody Place shelter.
Just as our counselors and case managers work closely to make sure our clients have everything they need, our kennel techs Shaina Rowland and Liz Tinajero care for our furry clients in our Barkingham Palace kennel. Shaina joined The Family Place in April 2022 and has worked with companion animals in a professional setting since 2017. She says he favorite thing about her job is “able to spend time with these sweet fur babies all day!” Liz joined our team in January 2023 as the weekend kennel tech. During the week, she’s a certified medical assistant at an OBGYN clinic. She says she loves her weekends caring for the pets and giving them love, especially because of what they have gone through.
It costs approximately $80,000 to run our animal services each year. We welcome both financial and in-kind donations. DONATE NOW and see our Pet Amazon Wishlist HERE