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Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters Help Abuse Victims Stay Safe

By Guest Contributor | October 22, 2019

Original story by Emily Woodbury for NPR’s St. Louis on the Air podcast. Here’s a sobering statistic from the animal advocacy nonprofit Red Rover: Only 10 percent of domestic violence shelters accept pets. That means many people fleeing abuse find themselves giving up animals with whom they’ve formed meaningful bonds. And sometimes, those animals themselves…

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