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Domestic and Animal Abuse

Between 25-40% of abused women are unable to escape their situations because they are worried about their animals, either pets or livestock. Finally, smart, caring folks have noted this fact and change is beginning. Nationally, an increasing number of shelters for abused women have added kennels and created foster care programs in effect.

Statistics compiled by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence show that:

53% child, spouse, and elder abuse are linked to animal abandonment and neglect.

71% of pet-owning women who enter a shelter reported that their batterer threatened, injured, maimed, or killed the family pets for revenge.

68% of abused women reported abuse toward their pets.

As stated above 28-40% of abused women stay in their abuse situations because they fear for the safety of their animals.

This is a cause that hits close to home for hawaiipetphotos.com. A person who seeks to control and manipulate another human by threatening our most innocent and trusting furry friends is the lowest life-form imaginable. Kudos to those states that have begun to pass laws that protect the animals and in turn these human victims! 

By Deb McGuire – HawaiiPetPhotos.com

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April 7, 2009 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Political Change, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Monitor Your Pet

 

Monitor Your PetNow you can snoop on your pooch around the clock.  Cameras set up tomonitor pets online are becoming a staple at kennels nationwide, and animal lovers are using them at home too.

“No other tool or feedback could provide our customers with the instant gratification and satisfaction of seeing their dogs playing and having fun as video can,” says Greg Powers of Camp Bow Wow, a nationwide chain of dog daycare and overnight boarding facilities.

Dog owner Susana Trujillo, 52, agrees. “A lot of people my age are as neurotic about their pets as I am, and it gives you a good degree of comfort knowing that your dogs are in a safe environment,” she says.  She keeps tabs on Sadie Dogg, her Australian shepherd, who attends doggie daycare at Denver’s Mile High Mutts.

Pet cams also give vacationers visual access to their kennel-bound friends. “If clients call from overseas and can’t see their dog playing, we move him or her in front of the camera,” says Penni Phillips of Urban Tails in Houston.

Although dogs are the pet cam stars at most kennels, you can set up your own webcam for any home-bound pet. Buy a camera for upwards of $80, then use an Internet broadcast service like MyPetSitterCam.com while you’re away.

September 11, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pet Abuse, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment