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Up to 65% of battered women refuse to leave an abusive relationship for fear of their pets’ safety. The families that do choose to leave, especially the children, often experience additional trauma when separated from their beloved pets.
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The Safe Haven Network In The News!
by Jennifer Smith Tapp, FW: A Magazine for Chicago Women
The Link In Our Lives
The link between domestic violence and animal abuse is a huge problem because so few people know about it. As a result, there are few resources for families seeking to escape abuse with their pets, and victims are rarely aware of the resources that exist.
You can help by learning about the Link and sharing what you learn with your family and friends. Knowledge is power, and the knowledge you share may give someone the strength and confidence to leave an abusive situation.
April 2016 Training hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network Centralized Training Institute & The Safe Haven Network
If you are outside our Chicago service area, or you need additional domestic violence services, the following links may be helpful.