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TREE HOUSE HAVEN's Fundraiser:

Pets of Domestic Violence

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February 14, 2016

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THE STORY:

Why it Matters

71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32% reported their children had hurt or killed animals. 

68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals. 87% of these incidents occurred in the presence of the women, and 75% in the presence of the children, to psychologically control and coerce them. 

13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence.

Between 25% and 40% of battered women are unable to escape abusive situations because they worry about what will happen to their pets or livestock should they leave. 

Pets may suffer unexplained injuries, health problems, permanent disabilities at the hands of abusers, or disappear from home. 

Abusers kill, harm, or threaten children’s pets to coerce them into sexual abuse or to force them to remain silent about abuse. Disturbed children kill or harm animals to emulate their parents’ conduct, to prevent the abuser from killing the pet, or to take out their aggressions on another victim. 

In one study, 70% of animal abusers also had records for other crimes. Domestic violence victims whose animals were abused saw the animal cruelty as one more violent episode in a long history of indiscriminate violence aimed at them and their vulnerability. 

Investigation of animal abuse is often the first point of social services intervention for a family in trouble. 

For many battered women, pets are sources of comfort providing strong emotional support: 98% of Americans consider pets to be companions or members of the family. 

Animal cruelty problems are people problems. When animals are abused, people are at risk. 

$85

MONEY RAISED
  • Laurie Bernhard.

     

  • Karen Warner

    $25

  • Melenee

     

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2% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $85 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Melenee

Melenee

Live Strong / live Long 3 years ago

Karen Warner

Karen Warner

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Laurie Bernhard.

Laurie Bernhard.

In memory of my precious son, Will, who died at 28 yrs old in 2013 from suicide. In memory of all little furbabies who lived a life much less than. 3 years ago