By Paul Schmitt
According to Safe Place for Pets, up to 65 percent of domestic violence victims are unable to escape abusive situations due to concern over the what will happen to their pet if they leave. Help of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman explains what assistance can be done when a pet is used as a bargaining chip.
Vickman says that there are many organizations in Door County to assist you in rescuing your pet. One in five women and one in seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in the lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. You can find more information on Help of Door County with the link below.