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Last Word on domestic violence, Nov. 7

Last Word on domestic violence, Nov. 7

Domestic violence

Ms. Bridges made an excellent report of the community's domestic abuse problem and of the steps the community as an alliance is taking to help remediate the problem.  One aspect of the domestic abuse problem is not addressed in the article.  My understanding is that 48% of women nationwide delay leaving an abusive situation out of concern for their pet and that 70% of them report that the abuser threatened, injured or killed their pet.  Since 2010, the American Kennel Club's Humane Fund has offered a Women's Shelter Grant Program to qualified domestic abuse shelters and animal shelters which house pets of residents of the domestic...

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