• FACET: The Family and Animal Cruelty Enforcement Team

    7 monthes ago - By The Scoop

    No one is safe in a violent home, not the people or the pets. There is a strong correlation between animal abuse, domestic violence, and use of weapons.
    That's what Assistant City Attorney Victoria VanNocken noticed in her work, and her colleague, domestic violence Victim Advocate Alyssa Shaw, provided the analysis that proved it.
    In Seattle, between 2010 and 2018, 56 percent of those charged with injuring an animal had a history of domestic violence as well. More than one-third of those charged with injuring an animal also had weapons charges in their past. These statistics only include...
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