My cat Kyle witnessed a MURDER
... a domestic violence (DV) incident between his former humans that ended fataly. Kyle wants to use his glorious 'stache and undeniable charm to prevent incidents like the one his former owner experienced
and advocate for animal-friendly DV shelters
to help victims feel comfortable escaping their dangerous situations.October
is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
(DVAM). To-date Kyle has raised approximately $6,500
for non-profit organizations that support animal-friendly DV shelters. Kyle would like to bump that total to $10,000
Half of the money will be donated to the Urban Resource Institute's PALS (People and Animals Living Safely) Program
- the only organization in NYC that co-shelters victims and their pets. The URIPALS
program's pilot initiatives in this space have helped collect important data
and set best practices
& guidelines for co-sheltering models, paving the way for other DV shelters who are interested in sheltering DV survivors with their pets.
The other half of the money will be donated to Red Rover
's Safe Housing Grants
which provide start-up costs for domestic violence shelters seeking to house pets on site
Each dollar donated will get you an entry in our #CatsAgainstDV
giveaway that will be held in mid-October. ---> To qualify, simply put your Instagram handle as the donation name
.<--- Additionally, donations of $50 or more will receive a Kyle plushie
AND mug! You can also support our cause by purchasing items from the Charitable Ca$h 4 Kyle's Stache online store
. 100% of proceeds from online store sales are also donated.
Of course, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email!
Thanks for all your support!!!
Kyle & Jen