Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fairfax County Police Department: K-9 Krawl

WOOF!!! Did you know that pets are affected by domestic violence along with their humans?  I didn't realize that as I am blessed to live with two great humans (no my human didn't make me write that)!

The Fairfax County Police Department will host it's 8th Annual K-9 Krawl on Saturday, October 18 to recognize "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."  The event will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center (parking lot C). October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a tradition that remembers the victims of domestic violence and celebrates those who survived!

Barkingly sad, pets are not immune to domestic violence. Batterers’ frequently threaten to injure or kill their partner’s or children’s pets for the purpose of revenge or control.

The Fairfax County Police Department's K-9 Krawl 5K walk is designed as a healthy and appealing way to draw attention to this issue and make the community aware of the impact domestic violence has on the human(s) directly involved in the situations and the resources that our community has to offer citizens and how we can help them.

To participate, please visit, K-9 Krawl!

Credit: Fairfax County Police Department

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