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Safe Haven Serves Pets and People

Safe Haven Serving Pets and People

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The Wisconsin Humane Society is partnering with a local domestic violence shelter to offer safe haven program for pets of domestic abuse victims. Photo Credit: jasminejennyjen via Flickr.

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6:02PM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

This is a wonderful idea. I know that many victims are afraid to leave for many reasons but the family pet is definitely one of the big reasons. I too think all women's shelters should have a partner like this.

4:05PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

great

9:10PM PDT on Jun 27, 2012

What a fantastic idea!!

6:04PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

All women's refuges should have partnered shelters for their animals. We all know that abusive people also abuse animals.

8:04AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

good idea :) thanks for sharing :)

4:35AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

EXCELLENT program!!!!

12:23AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

This is such a breath of fresh air, thanks to all for implementing this. As a victim of domestic abuse for many years, I cannot think of a better way to cheer a person up, or offer an animal in need companionship and shelter. It is win, win, win. I also think that there could be more programs for cats offered as companions and pets for inmates at prisons. Having experienced first hand the benefits for not only the inmates and pets, but especially for the overall well being of the institution, and reduced costs associated with violent offenders who are given the privelege to have and be responsible for a cat in their cell, the benefits to all do not need to be explained. Let's all treat all animals with the respect and dignity that they all deserve, but let us also take advantage of the healing properties for humans of caring for a pet that needs and deserves care and food.

I cannot think of anything that would make a person who is victim of domestic abuse and violence any happier than a pet that loves them for who they are.

5:31PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Great program, thanks!

3:15PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Hope this follows in all states!

11:58AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Wonderful news

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