Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Colorado's New Law Protects Pets from Abusers

It looks as if a trend is sprouting up across the states. Colorado's Governor just signed a bill into law that will allow judges to put pets on protective orders against domestic abusers. I have written before about similar such bills proposed in the legislatures of Minnesota and West Virginia.

Angela McMahan was one such abused woman in Colorado. She stayed with her abuser because she feared for the safety of her two puppies. She couldn't escape to women's shelters because they didn't allow pets. Today, McMahan is the president of the only domestic violence shelter in the metro area that permits pets, Arising Hope International.

Kudos to Colorado for realizing that rescuing a pet from abuse saves not only the pet's life, but also their owner's.

Read more at 9News.

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