Ahimsa House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides shelter and aid to animals caught in the cycle of domestic violence. It assists abused families by providing a safe haven for their companion animals so that they do not have to worry about their safety and well being. Abusers hit, kick, throw, torture, and kill the family pets in an effort to terrorize the family and keep them silent about the abuse in their home. Concern for a beloved companion animal's welfare prevents or delays more than 50% of battered individuals from escaping domestic abuse, continuing to endanger themselves, their children, and their pets. Their concerns are legitimate: it is estimated that 88% of animals in households where mental and physical abuse take place are injured or killed when the victim tries to leave. We believe that no one should have to choose between their own safety and the safety of those they love. Helping people and animals reach safety together is our goal.