If you've been looking for a local program to get behind or get involved with, may I suggest Safe Haven?
Pets in homes with domestic violence are often targets of abuse. In several recent studies of women entering shelters for protection against domestic violence, nearly half reported that their pets had been threatened, injured, or killed by their partners.
The Safe Haven program offers an option to domestic violence victims. Clients seeking refuge with Family Services are provided with the relief of knowing their pet will be cared for. Pets in the Safe Haven program will be provided with foster care at no charge for a specific period of time in an anonymous and confidential foster home.
Forsyth County Animal Control
Forsyth County Department of Social Services