Pets are members of the family, and no one, especially survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, should have to make the impossible decision to leave their pets behind during times of crisis. WTLC is the only domestic violence and human trafficking service provider in Orange County to house pets alongside their owners, and in 2019, WTLC welcomed 12 animals into shelter. Our Bridge Housing Program houses survivors together with their pets, eliminating barriers that prevent survivors from leaving abusive situations out of concern for their pets' well-being. WTLC’s Bridge Housing Program provides flexible housing options to ensure survivors can focus on their recovery without the stress of housing instability.
You can ensure that survivors and families with pets safely escape domestic violence and human trafficking together by supporting our work.