GLENDALE, ARIZ. — According to a survey by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 88% of people said they waited to seek shelter from a domestic violence situation because they were concerned about their pets’ safety. In an effort to support these victims of domestic violence and their pets, Bundle x Joy has announced a partnership with BestyBnB, a platform connecting pet owners with animal wellness agencies to find safe, temporary homes for pets in these situations.
“We built BestyBnB to remove barriers and save lives,” said Andy Bond, co-founder of BestyBnB. “Important partnerships like this one help bring the community together to achieve our shared goal: making services more accessible and helping pets and their people remain connected and lifelong companions.”
Bundle x Joy, a women-led pet care brand, will donate $10,000 to BestyBnB to support the platform, as well as launch a social media campaign to raise awareness of BestyBnB’s services. The partnership aligns with Bundle x Joy’s 3% giveback program dedicated to funding local women entrepreneurs, as women are more often victims of domestic violence, according to NCADV.
“Growing up in Southern California, pets were always at the center of our home,” said Jess Berger, founder of Bundle x Joy. “When crisis hits, our pets provide much needed joy and love that can fill even the darkest of moments. That’s why we are committed to supporting keeping people and pets together, helping women to find strength when they need it most.”
The brand will also help BestyBnB recruit volunteers to provide safe homes for pets and support them through marketing and social media efforts, as well as providing a free collection of dog treats for approved caregivers.
Bundle x Joy is also partnering with Your Safe Place – A Family Justice Center in San Diego, which provides confidential services to victims of domestic and family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault or sex trafficking.
“Helping those experiencing domestic violence escape their abusers can mean the difference between life and death,” said San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. “That is why the San Diego City Attorney’s Office does everything in its power to provide safety, shelter and a fresh start to those being harmed. We are very grateful for the partnership with Bundle x Joy and BestyBnB, because it removes yet another barrier some face before seeking help. It gives Your Safe Place’s clients the confidence they need to seek safety and security for themselves and their dependents, including — now — their pets."
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