When a woman surrendered her cat to the Stafford SPCA, the burgeoning animal rescue organization also helped her flee an abusive spouse.
“When she brought the cat in, she told us she just wanted to give it up. But we found out she needed to get way from someone who was beating her, and then we sat here on the floor and cried for two hours straight,” said Stafford SPCA Director of Operations Lori O’Pry.
The shelter charges a $29 surrender fee plus $50 month until the cat is placed into a good home. The woman gave the SPCA $20 and never returned, but with the help information provided to the woman by the SPCA, at least the woman and the cat were able to find better homes, said O’Pry.