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AKC Humane Fund: Domestic Violence Campaign
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the AKC Humane Fund is rising to the challenge to help victims leave their dangerous situations with their canine companions in tow. We believe a victim of domestic abuse should always be able to find a safe-haven with their pet. No person should have to choose between their personal safety and the safety of their beloved pet.

  • Over 70 percent of victims have admitted that their abuser either injured, threatened, or killed their family pet.
  • Between 18 to 48 percent of victims of domestic violence delay leaving their batterer out of fear for the welfare of their pets.
  • Select shelters have reported that 10 to 15 percent of victims who call ask about accommodations for their pets.

Every year, thanks to support from dog lovers like you, the AKC Humane Fund awards grants to pet-friendly domestic violence shelters across the country. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today.

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Donors of $1,000 or more will listed as a Founding Member on the AKC Humane Fund Wall of Honor as follows:

$1,000 Small Plaque - $2,500 Medium Plaque - $5,000 Large Plaque