Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Growing In Number To Address Needs

By Nick Visser

NEW YORK (AP) — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city’s more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

“Should I still leave?” the 34-year-old woman asked herself before fleeing and ultimately finding a foster home for her Chihuahua.

Now, after months apart, the family and Peppah the Chihuahua recently moved into the city’s first pet friendly domestic violence shelter, one of a growing number across the country that address a common reason victims are reluctant to …read more

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