Katie runs for Pet Refuge

$1,324 donated
Given by 41 generous donors in around 4 months

Running to help reduce one of the barriers faced by those wanting to leave behind abuse

Nelson / Tasman

Two and a half months ago I started running and completed two half marathons giving me such a positive shift in both my mental and physical health. Not wanting to lose that motivation and all those feel good feelings I decided to register to run in the Auckland marathon in October for my birthday.

While going through the registration process I noticed a way to make it even more worth while and about so much more than just helping myself by running for a charity. Initially I found choosing a charity hard until I saw the pet refuge ad and ended up in tears. I knew I wanted to help and also felt a little stupid I had never registered that pets would be a major barrier for those escaping domestic violence.

Pet Refuge's mission is to build shelters to make it possible for people with pets to leave the abuse behind and create new beginnings.

A 2018 womans refuge survey of woman whose pets were abused as part of domestic violence found the following:

23% had a pet killed by their partner

53% delayed leaving family violence out of fear of their pets safety

73% would have found it easier to leave if there was a shelter offering temporary accomodation for their pets

Any contribution big or small to help this cause would be extremely appreciated and potentially life saving.

Katie Woller's involvement (page creator)

Pet Refuge NZ is an amazing charity that will make a massive difference in the community and am excited to help where I can as a fundraiser.

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Guest Donor on 24 Oct 2019
Emma on 23 Oct 2019
You go Glen Coco!
Claudia on 19 Oct 2019
Keep doing good things change ranger
Callie on 19 Oct 2019
Have fun!
Linsey on 14 Oct 2019

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Created by Katie Woller
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This page was created on 18 Jun 2019 and closed on 25 Oct 2019.