At a rising number of domestic violence shelters, there is a place for both people and pets

  • by: JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 26, 2014 - 6:40 AM

NEW YORK — When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

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