'When Kerry Herd no longer felt safe living in her own home, she was faced with
a difficult choice.
Go into a refuge, but be forced to give up her cat, or stay in her home and
continue fearing for her safety.
"I wouldn't have left Princess Henrietta if she couldn't go somewhere safe,"
"I would've been an extra three-and-a-half months staying in that unit, worried
that the perpetrator would come back."
But an RSPCA program gave a third option: fostering Princess Henrietta until Ms
Herd had left the refuge and found somewhere else to live.
The pair was among 174 West Australian families who have been helped by the
government-supported Pets in Crisis program, which has looked after 268 pets
over the last five years.'
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics