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Women's Health / Gynecology

Abused women often fear for pets left behind

Veterinarians and women's shelters can make it easier for abused women to decide to leave their homes, particularly when the abuser is using a beloved pet as part of a campaign to control his partner, reports a new University of Illinois study.He made me stand there and . . . watch [him kill my cat]. And he was like: That could happen to you, one woman in the study said.

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