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How Shelters Can Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets

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It is not uncommon for a victim of domestic violence to remain in an abusive situation out of concern for a beloved pet. Many women or children will refuse to leave or flee to safety because they are worried or anxious for their pet.

Fortunately, organizations such as Anna Marie’s Alliance – providing a safe haven for survivors of domestic violence – have now opened a shelter for the pets of those families. This way, a person or family can get to safety, bringing their pet along with them and keeping everyone out of harm’s way.
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