PO Box 8181
Atlanta, GA 31106
He viciously beat Mary and her three cats----again. Mary packed a bag, got into her car alone, and drove to a shelter for battered women. One big problem: pets weren't allowed. After she left, her batterer picked up Toby, the tabby, and threw him from the balcony to the ground three stories below. That's where he was when a neighbor found him. As gently as possible, she cradled his
Meanwhile, Mary, who couldn't bear to give her cats away or take them to an animal shelter, was helped by her counselor to call the Ahimsa House crisis line. Ahimsa House took the cats in and gave them medical care along with a big dose of love and attention. Toby, as a result of his fall, needed two surgeries. We expected the worst, but by some miracle, he survived.
After Mary left the shelter and found a safe living situation, we reunited her with Toby and the other two cats. They were a family again ... this time without the horror of abuse.