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Sponsored by: Humane Society of the United States

No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet, yet far too many women are forced to make this very choice.

The Pet and Women Safety Act (PAWS) would help protect women and their pets by expanding domestic violence protections to include pets, and by establishing a federal grant program to assist in acquiring a safe shelter for the pets.

The PAWS Act establishes a national policy on this issue and encourages states to expand their legal protections for pets in abusive households. Please support S.322/H.R.909.

Urge your U.S. Representative and yours two U.S. Senators to co-sponsor the Pet and Women Safety Act!

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Dear Legislator,

No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet. The Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act would expand domestic violence protections to include pets and provide resources for victims to safely shelter pets from abuse. Please cosponsor this vital legislation.

As many as one-third of domestic violence victims delay leaving a bad situation out of fear that their pets will be harmed. Researchers say the majority of women entering women's shelters report that their partners abused or killed their pets. It doesn't have to be this way.

Thirty-two states have enacted pet protective order legislation, allowing courts to include pets in restraining orders that prevent suspected abusers from having access to their victims — both human and animal.

The PAWS Act establishes a national policy on this issue, as well as encourages states to expand their legal protections for pets in abusive households. Please support S.322/H.R.909.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Aug 23, 2017 Marion Weston
Aug 23, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Aug 23, 2017 k v
Aug 23, 2017 Brandi Clement
Aug 23, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 23, 2017 kami tehranchi
Aug 23, 2017 leah tehranchi
Aug 23, 2017 susan tehranchi
Aug 23, 2017 Heather Gutierrez
Aug 23, 2017 murry. Caetano
Aug 22, 2017 Tina Bryner
Aug 22, 2017 Sherry Wade
Aug 22, 2017 Cindy Potter
Aug 22, 2017 payonsuk konsup
Aug 22, 2017 tharinee pongchaiyapoom
Aug 21, 2017 minerva guzman
Aug 21, 2017 Meryl Kingery I've known women in abusive situations who have risked their safety to keep their pets. It should not be that way.
Aug 21, 2017 Marie McMahan
Aug 21, 2017 Ertie Evangelista
Aug 20, 2017 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Aug 20, 2017 Shiela Smith
Aug 20, 2017 TANYA GRUNTFEST
Aug 20, 2017 KAREN Rippetoe
Aug 19, 2017 Marilyn Saunders
Aug 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2017 Barbara Smolinski Only small men abuse women and their pets. Fight another man and see what happens to you, coward!!!!
Aug 19, 2017 Donna Handley
Aug 18, 2017 elizabeth cano
Aug 18, 2017 Brenda Cunningham
Aug 18, 2017 Kris Peterson
Aug 18, 2017 nikki travers
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please help!
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Denise Ansell
Aug 18, 2017 DEANNA DURBIN
Aug 18, 2017 Renee Grigorian
Aug 17, 2017 Nellie Baez
Aug 17, 2017 Renea Oglesby It's bad enough to experience domestic abuse...but then to have to part with your furbaby - even temporarily - or fear for its life or wellbeing is too much to bear on top of what you are already going through. PLEASE pass this act as soon as possible!
Aug 17, 2017 Susan Harmon
Aug 17, 2017 Brenda Cruz
Aug 17, 2017 agnes trivier
Aug 17, 2017 Donna Bradley
Aug 17, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Aug 17, 2017 Cheryl Crandall
Aug 17, 2017 Caroline Debaille
Aug 17, 2017 Stefania Rottigni
Aug 16, 2017 Gertruida Wessels I know people don’t want to look at pictures or cruelty like this, but if everyone has the same idea of not wanting to know, we will not be able to help these poor animals. Please help us help those who cannot speak out for themselves by signing this pet
Aug 16, 2017 Stephanie Appleton
Aug 16, 2017 C. Scott
Aug 16, 2017 Mauricio Ross

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