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
Michigan 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.