AKC® Humane Fund Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the AKC® Humane Fund has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to support domestic violence shelters that need the financial means to accept victims and their pets. Did you know that in a nationwide study, more than 71 percent of battered women reported that their abusers had harmed, killed or threatened animals? And did you know that between 71 and 85 percent of women entering domestic violence shelters have reported that their partner had threatened, injured or killed the family pet? Did…

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Survivors of Domestic Violence Champion ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

Every October, Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence introduces a campaign dedicated to raising awareness around intimate partner violence. Silence is the abuser’s biggest protector, and through increased awareness on the violence that occurs behind closed doors, we can reduce the isolation, shame, and stigma surrounding abuse. “Our 2017 DVAM theme is ‘How to Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence’. Throughout the month, our focus will be on empowering victims, their families, friends, and co-workers by providing life-saving information and encouragement to help them break free from domestic violence and…

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