As always we launched DV Awareness Month with our annual Pooch Parade. People are often shocked to learn that pets can be impacted by abuse in the home, either through neglect or violence launched directly at the pet or through coercion, i.e., threats to harm the pet used as a means to control the victim.
|Assemblyman Tedisco and Gracie |
enjoy a quick break by the duck pond
before the start of the Pooch Parade
Assemblyman Tedisco and His pooch Gracie, both tireless advocates for animal rights, joined us for the Pooch Parade and presented Wellspring a citation recognizing the agency's 30+ years of service to the community and our Safe Pet Partnership's impact in reducing cruelty to pets in homes with domestic violence.
As you can see, they weren't alone in wishing for an end to domestic violence against all famil membes.
|Add Gayle LeSalle and Maestro, representing |
the Saratoga Spring's Mayor's office,
discuss the importance of services ot help all domestic violence victims
|Maibeth Wallingford DVM,|
coordinated this year's Pooch Parade
|Loretta Somerville delivered a blessing |
to all the pets who so our lives.
|Pooches impressed us with their skill so the agility ocurse|