Jan 15, 2015 10:19 PM
CONCORD - Domestic Violence.
It's not just physical abuse. New Hampshire lawmakers want to protect victims who stay in the cycle of violence because of the family pet.
Victim advocates said that many alleged abusers use the family pet as a pawn.
They say it's a way they can keep their loved ones in violent situations and that nearly half of all victims would risk their lives for the sake of their pets.
That's why N.H. Lawmakers - along with 27 other states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico - have passed laws to help victims get out of harm's way.
"It's leaving behind the only family member that has bonded with you, supported you, and literally watched everything happen in that home," said Paula Kelly Wall from the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.
On Friday Night at 10, NH1 Anchor Paul Mueller has a special report. He'll take a closer look at what's being done to help these victims and the lengths abusers will go to keep the victims from leaving.
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