Protecting Victims’ Pets

Bayer & LACASA Partner to Protect Victims’ Pets

Watch the Video: Learn how Bayer and LACASA are working together to advocate for the safety of victims and their pets.

Bayer Awards LACASA Grant

Michigan Senator Co-Authors PAWS Act

I Support Happy and Healthy Pets with BayerMichigan voters are fortunate to have a big supporter in Lansing, Sen. Gary Peters. He is a co-sponsor of the Pet & Women Safety (PAWS) Act, which is a bi-partisan bill calling for the protection of pets in situations involving domestic violence.

The bill includes several provisions to protect domestic abuse victims from threats and acts of violence against their pets. It also specifies that personal protection orders include additional protections against violence or threats made against the pet of a victim.

LACASA and Bayer are working together to increase public awareness in Michigan about the PAWS Act and the importance of pet-friendly shelters.

Bayer is sponsoring our Safe Pet Place and our Canine Advocate Program with a $15,000 grant. The funds are dedicated to:

  • Purchasing necessary supplies for our Safe Pet Place, including food, toys, litter boxes and litter; medications and vaccinations; pet-friendly winter sidewalk salt; critter cages; dishes and bowls
  • Offsetting expenses for our specially-trained advocacy dog, including food and housing; medical care and medicine; and transportation to court proceedings
  • Providing veterinary care for victims pets that stay in our on-site shelter facilities
  • Issuing a stipend for local partner veterinarians to help cover their travel and medicine expenses

We look forward to working together with Bayer Animal Health to advocate for the pet-friendly shelters across the nation.

Sen. Gary Peters _ "I'm proud to join my colleages in introducing this bipartisan legislation that will empower victims to leave abusive situations..."


Bayer LogoBayer has been actively involved in animal health for more than 50 years, manufacturing and developing products for both companion and farm animals. The company’s initiatives include calling for responsible, measured use of antibiotics in farm animals and protecting people and pets from Companion Animal Vector Borne Diseases (CVBD). The Bayer Animal Health division has also been committed to the problem of varroa mites in honey bee health, recognizing the vital importance of bees in pollination and, by extension, the general ecosystem. Bayer is a life science company with a more than 150-year history in the areas of pharmaceuticals, consumer health, animal health, and crop science.

Did You Know?

Darling kittenLACASA was one of the first domestic violence agencies in the country–and the first in Michigan– to offer an on-site pet shelter to house the family pets of victims staying in our Crisis Shelter. Read more about our Safe Pet Place.

We also were the child advocacy agency in the state to adopt a Court Advocacy Dog, which provides support during forensic interviews, counseling sessions and court proceedings for victims of child abuse and interpersonal violence.


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