Protect pets and women from domestic violence

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 support S.322/H.R.909.

Calling is one the most effective ways you can make a difference. Please call your U.S. Representative and your two U.S. Senators now. Look up your legislator's phone number. You can say: "I am a constituent, and I am calling to ask you to 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."

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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Dear Legislator,

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.

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