With none other like it in the nation, the Oklahoma Humane Society’s Animal AQdvocate Program is working with Palomar: Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center, to serve the human and the animal victims of domestic violence.
Since the Palomar Family Justice Center opened its doors five years ago, it has helped over 37,000 people, a number the non-profit said grows exponentially during winter.
In Oklahoma, which consistently ranks among states with the highest rates of women killed by men, 2020 produced a record number of domestic violence reports.
It’s something you don’t hear of every day, an animal shelter helping victims of domestic violence. It’s part of a program that involves two metro nonprofits.
On September 10th, 2020, domestic violence programs in Oklahoma participated in a national count of domestic violence services conducted by The National Network to End Domestic Violence.
According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 49% of women in Oklahoma and 40% of Oklahoma men have experienced intimate partner violence.
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