October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 💜
Victims of domestic violence know that leaving their pets behind puts them at even greater risk of abuse once the victims are gone. Animals are often used by the abuser to punish or manipulate, as well as to take revenge against, the victim.
The Cocoon is an amazing organization that understands the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. That is why survivors can bring their pets with them to the shelter, so they don’t have to choose between protecting themselves or protecting their animals. Check out The Cocoon’s website for more information about their services!