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Challenges for pet owners enduring domestic violence abuse

by The 100 Companies

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the need for resources for domestic abuse survivors remains, including the need for more pet-friendly shelters.

A recent report found a fear for the welfare of pets often keeps survivors from leaving their abusers. Only 3% of U.S. domestic violence shelters provide co-living options for survivors and pets, and a large number of survivors won’t seek shelter if they can’t take pets with them.

While many are isolated from family and friends, their pets often become a primary source of emotional support and companionship, also making pets a target for abuse.

Laura Cubbage, 360 Media, Inc.

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