14 April 2016

Please Share :-) Harbor House of Central Florida 6th Annual Paws for Peace Walk #Orlando

Tails are wagging in anticipation of the 6th Annual Paws for Peace Walk presented by Verizon– a fun and leisurely stroll for pets, their families and friends to raise awareness about domestic abuse and its effect on pets and their owners. All the Info is below!

The Paws for Peace Walk is a fun and leisurely stroll for families, friends and their pets. We walk to raise awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on pets and their owners. Survivors often won’t leave an abusive relationship because they don’t have a safe place to go where they can bring their pets. In Central Florida, survivors can bring their pets with them to Harbor House. 100% of the proceeds from the walk will go to fund services of survivors and their pets staying in our Safe Short Term Housing. Paws for Peace website: harborhousefl.com/pawswalk

Time and Date:
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Event kick-off: 9AM (Registration opens at 8AM)

Blue Jacket Park (North corner of General Rees Ave and Lower Park Road) 2501 General Reese Ave, Orlando, FL 32814

A $20 donation (which includes a free t-shirt and bandana for your pet). Children 12 and under walk for free.

About Harbor House and the Paws for Peace Kennel
Harbor House is Orange County's only state-certified domestic abuse service provider and seeks to eliminate domestic abuse in Central Florida. Harbor House has the only on-site kennel in Central Florida for the pets of domestic abuse survivors staying at our Safe Short Term Housing. The Paws for Peace Kennel removes a key barrier to survivors seeking help and safety and ensures no family member is left behind in an abusive home. 
  • 48% of survivors delay leaving an abusive situation for fear their pets will be maimed or killed.
  • 88% of pets living in domestic violence homes are either abused or killed.
  • 100% of the proceeds of the walk will service survivors and their pets staying at Harbor House.
  • Regular walks are important for your dog to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle – opportunities for exercise, exploration and socialization for people as well as pets.
  • In a national survey of domestic violence survivors, 853 of women seeking safety in a domestic violence shelter reported pet abuse in their home.
  •  Of all survivors who enter shelters to escape abuse, 573 have had a pet harmed or killed by their abuser.
  • The Paws for Peace Kennel officially opened December 6, 2012.
  • The 1,500 square foot Kennel is located on-site at Harbor House's confidential  Emergency Shelter.
  • The Paws for Peace Kennel is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as a national model for on-site kenneling at domestic violence shelters.
  • Since it's opening, the Paws for Peace Kennel has helped over 100 pets.

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