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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 11:48 AM

Dogs Now Welcome At Domestic Violence Shelter Thanks To Heroic Pooch

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/dogs-welcome-at-domestic-violence-shelter_n_1204628.html

Dogs Now Welcome At Domestic Violence Shelter Thanks To Heroic Pooch


A Great Dane who saved his owner's life by protecting her from her boyfriend's physical abuse has now inspired the local domestic violence shelter to allow companion pets, KCTV 5 News Kansas City reports.

The Rose Brooks Center, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, became the first shelter in the area to accept pets after receiving a desperate call from a woman whose boyfriend had attempted to beat her with a hammer, KCTV reported.

The woman told emergency hotline operators that she escaped death only because her Great Dane had jumped on top of her and absorbed most of the blows. Undeterred, the boyfriend threw both the woman and her dog out a second-story window, and the two were seriously injured.

She refused to accept a space at The Rose Brooks Center, however, when she learned that they didn't accomodate pets.

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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. Bravo!

Leaving pets behind is one of many reasons (or excuses, if you look at it that way) that way that battered women don't want to leave their homes.

Accommodating pets could be a pain for the shelter, but the pets could help their families heal.

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Sat Jan 14, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. agreed. nt

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