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Lawmakers reintroduce PAWS act to protect domestic violence victims' pets

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

"Legislation to protect victims of abuse and their pets was reintroduced by U.S Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Tuesday.

The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act is bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by violence toward their pets."

Read the full article on Click on Detroit

See our technical assistance guidance on pets and domestic violence here, as well as our July 2015 webinar here.