For many victims of domestic violence, their relationship to their pets is the strongest positive connection with another living being. In such abusive relationships, the pets are often targeted by the abusive partner as a form of control and power. They may even be jealous of the connection between the pet and their intended victim.
Check out the link to find out more information on how women can find help through the OVMA Safe Pet Program. If someone you know is in need, please pass this on.
The Program is also looking for volunteers to foster animals in need. Check out the website to lend a hand.