When we think of that, we think of people abusing people they're supposed to love: men, women and children.
What about pets?
Sadly some abusers will target a pet to keep an abuse victim from leaving. And sometimes, they do it just to hurt that victim. Pets get abused, some are even killed.
- 48% of survivors delay leaving an abusive situation for fear their pets will be maimed or killed.
- 88% of pets living in domestic violence homes are either abused or killed.
Where I live in Orlando, FL, we are extremely fortunate. We have Harbor House of Central Florida. Harbor House is one of the few domestic violence shelters in the country to have an onsite kennel for the pets of domestic violence victims.
|The kennel opened in 2012.|
But they need help. That's why Saturday, April 26, we're walking to help raise awareness and money for Harbor House. 100 percent of the Paws for Peace Walk goes to Harbor House for its kennel!
We'll be talking more about it this month. We hope you will join us, or help support Team Beagle in the walk!
|Lulu with friend Christine and Caleb at the 2014 Paws for Peace Walk.|