Survivor Stories

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  • 71% of pet-owning women who entered shelters reported that their batterer injured, maimed, killed, or threatened the life of a family pet
  • 75% of those threats occurred in front of the family’s children
  • 21 states have enacted legislation that include provisions for pets in DV protection orders
  • 55% of domestic violence victims report that their pets are very important sources of emotional support, making threats against them particularly devastating

2018-05-07T11:29:24+00:00

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