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Nonprofit helps domestic violence victims with pets

Pet Kennels for Domestic Violence Survivors

Florida non-profit raising funds for pet kennels at domestic violence shelter

Volusia County woman starts nonprofit organization to help animals in need


Angie Pye, CEO of the Beacon Center, said, “We are really excited to be working with Debbie Darino and The Ponce Animal Foundation to fund kennels at our facility. It is very common for us to receive calls from survivors hoping to flee but unable to leave their pet for fear the perpetrator will harm them. There is a strong correlation between pet abuse and domestic violence and child abuse.”

You’re amazing Debbie. So proud of you and all you have accomplished. So many animals have been helped all because of you and one black lab in Heaven named Ponce. And so many more will be all in his memory.
Michele W.

Fantastic news Debbie Taylor Darino!!! Your tireless efforts and compassion for animals and their people in need are beyond compare!
Catherine T.

That is the most awesome program Debbie Taylor Darino! You are an amazing person with a heart of gold! Being a past survivor of domestic abuse and having to leave my baby (puppy)behind was as traumatizing as the abuse was. Good bless you and all the good that you have accomplished for our fur babies.
Laura C.

You deserve so much more than a Thank You for all you have done and continue to do for all God’s Fur Babies, May the Good Lord continue to reward you and keep you and all animals in need safe under his watchful eye. I continue to pray day and night for all animals and the people who rescue them.
Donna R.

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