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Domestic Violence Pets

Here's Why We Need More Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News

Want to help more victims of domestic violence find safety? Let people bring their pets with them to domestic violence shelters. That's a conclusion o...

NYC Adds More Pet-Friendly Apartments For Domestic Violence Survivors

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

Soon fewer families fleeing domestic violence in New York City will be forced to leave their pets behind. The non-profit human services organizati...

This Valentine's Day, Remember All Victims of Domestic Violence: Both Humans and Animals

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Because most women's shelters do not allow animals, women are usually left with two options: to either stay with their abuser or leave their animal behind and risk that the abuser will harm the animal out of vengeance.

Dog Shields Woman From Abusive Boyfriend

Posted 07.26.2012 | Good News

A Great Dane who saved his owner's life by protecting her from her boyfriend's physical abuse has now inspired the local domestic violence shelter to ...