Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely, the only program in New York State allowing domestic violence victims to co-shelter with their pets, partially funded by ASPCA
New York, NY – August 3, 2016 – Urban Resource Institute today announced the generous continuing support of its People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS) program by the ASPCA.
As many as 48% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations because they don’t want to leave their pet behind. Created in 2013, Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely program—abbreviated as URIPALS—is the first program in the state of New York and one of the few in the country that allows domestic violence survivors to live in a shelter apartment with their pets. READ MORE >