dogEvery day, battered women go to domestic violence shelters in this country. But sometimes, they don’t stay because they’re not allowed to keep their pets with them.

That’s what happened earlier this year at a shelter in Kansas City, until one victim and her heroic dog needed help. The dog helped save her from an attack.

“It really made us realize this was something we needed to do,” said officials at the Rose Brooks Center. “We needed to provide this opportunity for women to bring their pets.”

And so they did, unveiling last week a brand new pet kennel adjacent to the center.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from CBS News) –  Jan, 2012 news story in the NY Daily News, here.

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