Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Help me raise money to help domestic violence victims and their pets

Whew! The last couple of weeks have been busy! First, we got lots of donations for the new Paws for Peace kennel with our Doggy Day Out Orlando event.

And then Lulu and I had a blast at Barkworld Expo in Atlanta!

But we're not done yet!

Right now Lulu and I are trying to raise money for the Paws for Peace Walk, which is this Saturday in Orlando.

The walk is hosted by Harbor House of Central Florida, which is a shelter for domestic violence victims. This is the third annual walk, and it's meant to help both victims and their pets.

Did you know:
  • 48% of domestic violence survivors delay leaving an abusive home because they don’t have a safe place for their pets.
  • Pet abuse is often a retaliatory action of abusers. Animals are used as leverage by the batterer as a means to control their victims or as part of a pre-emptive strike to gain or maintain control.
  • According to the American Animal Hospital Association, an estimated 88% of pets living in households with domestic violence are either abused or killed.
  • Of all survivors who enter shelters to escape violence, 57% have had a pet killed by their abuser.
 These statistics were provided by Harbor House.

So please, help me by donating to the Paws for Peace website. My personal goal is $125. You can go to my personal fundraising site to donate. 

If you can't donate, please at least help me spread the word. 

Pets should not be used as pawns for violence. 

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