Program to help animals affected by domestic violence

Dog in animal shelter
Dog in animal shelter

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new effort launched Monday that is aimed at helping some of the forgotten victims of domestic violence, the animals.

The New Mexico Coalition against Domestic Violence and Animal Protection of New Mexico are working together to find temporary shelter and care for the pets.

The coalition said the suspects often abuse the pets or threaten too, making the victims hesitant to leave their homes.

The details are still being worked out. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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