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Sunday, February 24, 2008

WA State Bill to Protect Pets from Domestic Violence

Let's hope it passes.

Rep. Brendan Williams, D-Olympia, sponsored House Bill 2836, which would allow judges to grant exclusive care of an animal to one person in a domesticviolence protection order. The protection orders can force a suspected abuser to stay away from victims or their children.

The bill would help in situations in which the victim cannot take the pet with him or her by keeping the abuser from threatening to harm the animal, Williams said.

Photo by Sakanta Running Wolf.

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