Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-16 21:19:08 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) – SafeNest, a non-profit organization in southern Nevada, hosted its third annual Run for Hope 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run / Walk on Saturday.
An event to celebrate, commemorate and honor victims, survivors and families affected by domestic violence was held at Wayne Bunker Family Park this year.
This year’s race was dedicated to pets and the emotional support they provide to survivors of domestic violence.
According to Safe Place for Pets, up to 65% of victims of domestic violence cannot leave the abuser because they are worried about what will happen when their pet leaves. 71% of victims report that their pets are also being abused.
Liz Ortenburger, Chief Executive Officer of SafeNest, said: “By creating support services and space for pets, survivors who have escaped abuse can be given more choices for themselves and their beloved animal families.”
The funds raised in the race will support SafeNest’s emergency shelters and pet services, including onsite.
Pet housing, foster parents, off-site health, consumables, health / wellness testing.
In May, a grant from RedRover allowed SafeNest to expand its shelter service to include on-site pet boarding for cats and dogs.
Find more race and donation information here..