URI and Purina are celebrating the launch of the Purina Play Haven and Dog Park, NYC’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter, marking the official expansion of the URIPALS—People and Animals Living Safely—program to welcome dogs into shelter.
Sharing the belief that people and pets are better together, URI and Purina teamed up in October 2013 to raise awareness about reducing barriers to safety for families with pets in domestic violence situations.
Thanks to Purina’s generous support, URI constructed the outdoor dog park at its largest emergency shelter, Safe Haven, where URIPALS was established in June 2013. Complete with a ramp, tunnel, bridge and platform for dogs to play and exercise, as well as overhead trellises to ensure the privacy and security of shelter residents, the Purina Play Haven is a calming retreat where domestic violence survivors and their pets can spend time healing together. READ MORE >