Not everybody realizes that pets are a massive victim of domestic violence in this country. I’m not just talking about animal abuse, but all of the ways that they are not recognized as a factor in domestic violence scenarios unfortunately.
When someone gets an order of protection, because they feel their well-being is threatened, in most states, that does not cover the animal that the couple owns together.
When people are seeking protection, such as a battered women’s shelter, oftentimes they don’t take pets, so the pet is left at risk, or is forced to enter a shelter of their own.
As responsible dog owners, we should take inspiration from how we strive to protect people, and carry that over to dogs as well. Hate reading news stories with my FreedomPop app, and seeing how poorly animals can be treated in this country sometimes.