April 19-24 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. OAA’s efforts to support domestic violence victims and their companion animals led to the passage of Ohio House Bill 33. H.B. 33, which mandates social workers, counselors, and veterinarians report animal abuse, went into effect 4/12/21. In addition, Ohio’s Pet Protective Order law, which was passed in 2014, has finally been fully implemented as of this week. New Supreme Court protective order forms go into effect 4/15/21.