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Domestic violence; Pets; Family; Animal Safehouse of Brevard; Victims; Family violence; Isolation; Shelters
Many of us consider pets as family members. Some refer to pets as “children” and treat them as such. I am guilty of the latter and will do anything for my dogs, including spending too much money on their needs, letting them sleep in our bed (pillows included) and generally spoiling them rotten.
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https://today.ucf.edu/the-overlooked-victims-in-domestic-violence-situations-pets/ (UCF Today: UCF Forum)
Preston-Sidler, Leandra (2013). The overlooked victims of domestic-violence cases: pets. UCF Today, 2013-10-09. Retrieved from https://today.ucf.edu/the-overlooked-victims-in-domestic-violence-situations-pets/
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