Full-Time Families with Pets Advocate:
Advocate for survivors and their companion animals by helping them develop individualized goals, create a pet safety plan, build support networks, process trauma and heal from abuse, with a specific emphasis on the unique needs and barriers of sheltering and housing with pets. Make relevant and appropriate referrals for clients’ companion animal needs. Build relationships with community agencies through advocacy and provide education on the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse and neglect to other professionals and organizations that impact the population we serve including, for example, professionals in veterinary care, animal welfare, victim service organizations, law enforcement, court and justice agencies, education, and other service providers. Ensure all animals residing at the Candy Clark Pet Sanctuary, shelter building, or being boarded off-site are receiving adequate care.