Thursday, April 20, 2006

Pets in Orders for Protection

"Spurred by growing evidence of a link between domestic violence and animal abuse, Maine has enacted a first-in-the-nation law that allows judges to include pets in protection orders for spouses and partners leaving abusive relationships. In helping pets, advocates hope to help battered women and others who aren't willing to abandon their animals to get out of a bad relationship."This is a very innovative, new approach, and it makes perfect sense because the protection order is a critical stage for women and others seeking protection," said Nancy Perry of the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States." CNN.com Link to Article (last visited 4-19-06 NVS)

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