There have been some inquiries about our organization's name. We wanted it to be catchy. But, "battered" might be a bit of a misnomer. Although some animals are battered, just like women and children are battered, we are not dealing with battered animals. we want them kept in the loving homes they are in now. If we cannot continue to raise enough funds there is a distinct possibility that some of these pets will go  to shelters (or the streets) where the possibility of being battered (or euthanized) exists. For humans moving to a new area, divorce, and loss of a loved oneare major stress factors some people cannot handle too well. What do you think happens to a pet that is forced to undergo a transfer, a move to another home or city? How is it going to feel in a shelter. It has to be like jail. We will do anything to keep this from happening.