Freedom Project

Providing temporary foster care for dogs belonging to families fleeing domestic violence

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International Women's Day

On Friday 8th March we used International Women's Day to raise awareness of our Freedom Project across Dogs Trust social media. Two women a week are killed by their partner or ex-partner in England and Wales. Research also shows a strong link between animal abuse and domestic abuse, with men who are violent to women often threatening or harming a pet in order to intimidate their partner.

We did a series of social media posts talking about how our project support people fleeing domestic abuse and also featuring Gemma, a survivor of domestic abuse whose dog, Dusty, was fostered on our project in 2017. 

If you are fleeing domestic abuse and need advice and support, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (UK) or Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234 (Scotland).