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Protection for Pets

There is a strong correlation between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Protection for Pets

71% of animal owners entering women’s shelters reported their abusers had injured, maimed, killed, or threatened family pets for revenge or psychological control (Ascione, 1997). Abusers often threaten to hurt beloved family pets to prevent victims from leaving.

Cornerstone maintains an innovative partnership with the Humane Society and a local animal hospital. You can breathe easier knowing that your pets will receive safe shelter and medical attention during your stay in our emergency housing.