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Jersey’s New Life

March 15th, 2017

Jersey the dog looking upAfter a long wait, Jersey was placed in an adoptive home in December (2016). The wait was worth it as the home is wonderful and she is an only-dog and they are empty-nesters. Everyone is happy with this success story!

Domestic Violence & Pets

October 10th, 2016

Facts about the Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

Why it Matters

  • Most U.S. households have pets, and pets are often considered part of the family. Recognizing the bonds between victims and their pets, many batterers threaten, harm, and kill pets in the home in order to control, intimidate, and retaliate against their victims.
  • 71% of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters reported that their abuser had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims. 32% reported their children had hurt or killed animals.
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FERAL CATS TAKING OVER? Humanely and Effectively Control Cat Populations with TNR

August 13th, 2016

Drawing by BZTAT (www.bztatstudios.com)

Feral cat populations are abundant in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Fighting, marking territory, and litter after litter of kittens are trademarks of unaltered feral cat communities. These nuisance behaviors can be eliminated through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Through this method, stray and feral cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated for rabies, and sterilized by a veterinarian. They are then returned to their original habitat.

TNR immediately stabilizes size of the cat colony by eliminating new litters. Nuisance behavior is dramatically lessened simply because the urge to mate has been taken away. The returned cats guard their territory, preventing un-neutered cats from moving in and starting the cycle of overpopulation. When practiced on a community-wide scale, Trap-Neuter-Return reduces the number of cats pouring into local shelters, lowering euthanasia rates.

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January 21st, 2016

Jersey the dog looking upWhen Peace for Pets first met Jersey, her “human” mom had entered a domestic violence shelter here in Stark County. Sadly, Lucy’s mom will never be able to take her back because she was killed by her abuser not long after she left the shelter…she was not able to make that “fresh start.” Jersey is now an orphan.

When we are unable to reunite a pet with its owner, Peace for Pets seeks an adoptive home for the pet as soon as possible so that they can begin adjusting to their new life.

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A sad day in Stark County.

April 30th, 2014

mustang-apaloosa-horse Our local community has been stunned and shocked this week by a senseless act of violence perpetrated against animals. On Sunday night (April 14, 2014), someone shot two horses who were grazing in a field along a rural road in Canton Township, just south of Canton. The horses apparently bled to death as other horses in the field watched helplessly, likely experiencing significant trauma themselves.

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