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CDA PRESS: Protecting The Pets

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CDAPRESS.COM - A family sits in their car parked in the dirt driveway of their Kootenai County home, in the midst of a heated, abusive argument.

Their dog sits on the dirt in front of the automobile, and the argument continues until the father puts the car in gear. To prove his point, he drives the vehicle forward over the family dog, and repeats the action again and again as his two children and their mother watch. The dog dies.

It's not uncommon for animal abuse and domestic violence to be directly linked in this way.

A Humane Society of the United States study of 48 of the largest centers for victims of partner and child abuse shows that 88 percent of the women who came in reported incidents of animal abuse, and 63 percent of the children who came in reported the same.

In a separate study, over a quarter of women interviewed said they delayed leaving an abusive relationship because they did not want to leave their pets or farm animals behind. >>>>CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY FROM THE CDA PRESS

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