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Protect pets and women from domestic violence


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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.

TAKE ACTION
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 cosponsor S.322/H.R.909. Look up your legislators' phone numbers. You can say, "I am a constituent, and I am calling to ask you to please cosponsor S.322/H.R.909, the Pet and Women Safety Act, and do all that you can to support it, to help pets and victims of domestic violence."

After making your call, submit the form below to send a follow-up message. Be sure to edit your message so it stands out.

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Your Message

DearLegislator,

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.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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This action alert is for U.S. residents. International advocates, please visit Humane Society International.