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 urge your legislators to support S.322/H.R.909.
Calling is the most effective action you can take. Please call your U.S. Representative and your two U.S Senators to urge them to include S.322/H.R.909 in the final Farm Bill. Look up your legislators' phone numbers. You can say, "I am a constituent, and I am calling to ask you to please ensure S.322/H.R.909, the Pet and Women Safety Act to help pets and victims of domestic violence, is included in the final Farm Bill."
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