|If you are a victim of domestic violence, get help.|
If you are afraid of leaving an abusive situation because of concern for your pet's safety, the Marin Humane Society can help by confidentially protecting and caring for your pet. Call the Marin Humane Society at 415.883.4621, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Companions in Crisis serves three purposes. It removes animals from dangerous situations, makes sure that they are cared for until a situation stabilizes, and provides peace of mind and one less thing to worry about for victims desperate to provide for their own safety and that of their children. Ultimately, it helps keep animals with the people who love them.
Marin Abused Women's Services (MAWS) volunteers staff their hotlines 24 hours a day. Thirty percent of calls to the hotlines are from women in life-threatening situations. MAWS English-speaking hotline is 415.924.6616, and the Spanish hotline is 415.924.3456. Outside of Marin, call 800.799.SAFE for a domestic violence program near you. MAWS also operates a men's hotline, managed by trained male volunteers helping to deter men from engaging in violence. If you are a man and feel like violence is taking over your life, please call the MAWS Men's Program at 415.924.1070 for help.