6 min

Pets can be victims of domestic abuse too! (Ep 67‪)‬ The Divorce Collective

    • Arts

Animals are sadly abused, beaten or tortured by abusive partners as a way to frighten their victims and as a way to control them. A lot of victims fleeing violence are forced to make difficult decisions and leave their much-loved pet members of the family behind. 


How sad is that when often, family pets are the ones who can bring comfort or when horribly the pets are also treated poorly by the abuser.  There is a statistic that 70% of women fleeing domestic violence also report pet abuse, and they also report this as another reason for delaying leaving the volatile situation.  The figure is about 25% of women who experience domestic violence will not leave the relationship due to concerns about the welfare of the family pet. 


Well, what some people don’t know is that DV Connect have a long-standing partnership with the RSPCA through a program called Pets in Crisis.  The program finds temporary housing for the family pets of those victims who are entering into a refuge or cannot house their pets immediately upon fleeing the violent relationship.


Tune in and have a listen as our Senior Associate Dannielle Young talks about pets and domestic violence and what assistance is out there for those fleeing an abusive relationship with a pet. 


At Collective Family Law, we offer a FREE initial appointment to give you the clarity you need to move forward with your Family Law situation. We offer initial face-to-face appointments in our Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cleveland family law offices or via zoom. Head on over to our website collectivefamilylaw.com.au or call us on (07) 5574 0971 to book your appointment. 


CONNECT WITH COLLECTIVE FAMILY LAW:

Instagram: @Collective_Family_Law
Facebook: Collective Family Law Group
LinkedIn: Collective Family Law Group

Animals are sadly abused, beaten or tortured by abusive partners as a way to frighten their victims and as a way to control them. A lot of victims fleeing violence are forced to make difficult decisions and leave their much-loved pet members of the family behind. 


How sad is that when often, family pets are the ones who can bring comfort or when horribly the pets are also treated poorly by the abuser.  There is a statistic that 70% of women fleeing domestic violence also report pet abuse, and they also report this as another reason for delaying leaving the volatile situation.  The figure is about 25% of women who experience domestic violence will not leave the relationship due to concerns about the welfare of the family pet. 


Well, what some people don’t know is that DV Connect have a long-standing partnership with the RSPCA through a program called Pets in Crisis.  The program finds temporary housing for the family pets of those victims who are entering into a refuge or cannot house their pets immediately upon fleeing the violent relationship.


Tune in and have a listen as our Senior Associate Dannielle Young talks about pets and domestic violence and what assistance is out there for those fleeing an abusive relationship with a pet. 


At Collective Family Law, we offer a FREE initial appointment to give you the clarity you need to move forward with your Family Law situation. We offer initial face-to-face appointments in our Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cleveland family law offices or via zoom. Head on over to our website collectivefamilylaw.com.au or call us on (07) 5574 0971 to book your appointment. 


CONNECT WITH COLLECTIVE FAMILY LAW:

Instagram: @Collective_Family_Law
Facebook: Collective Family Law Group
LinkedIn: Collective Family Law Group

6 min

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