BROOKLYN - Brooklyn is now home to the city's first ever co-sheltering program for domestic violence victims and their pets.

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals has teamed up with the Urban Resource Institute for People and Animals Living Safely, or PALS. The six-month pilot program sets aside 10 apartments at a shelter to house domestic violence victims and their pets.

Victims can have up to two cats and one small animal, like a dog.

The program is currently screening applicants.