Imagine a witness protection program in which the client is a dog. Whisked to safe harbor, he is given a new name, with all information about his past scrubbed from those protecting him.
Far Side cartoon? It’s hardly a laughing matter for the hundreds of dogs, cats, and other pets that have been protected from harm by the CARE program at Animal Protection New Mexico.
“We often quote the statistic that up to 68 percent of domestic violence victims fail to report their abuse because of concern for the safety of their companion animals,” says Kim Blanchard, manager of APNM’s Companion Animal Rescue Effort program.
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