October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Coastal Humane Society is proud to partner with Outer Banks Hotline for an event that combines fun and education for a crucial cause. Dogs Against Domestic Violence will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dowdy Park. This event is not only a day of four-legged fun, but also a powerful statement in support of Outer Banks Hotline’s mission to end domestic violence on the Outer Banks. Here’s what attendees can expect:
Here’s what attendees can expect:
- Dog Costume Contest
- Dog and Owner Look-Alike Contest
- Best Tail Wagger Contest
- Silliest Trick Contest
- Pet Adoptions
- FREE Raffle with Prizes
Coastal Humane Society will be in attendance, and For Pitties Sake Rescue will have adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes. The best part? This event and all contests are FREE to the public!
➡️ RSVP and stay updated on the Facebook Event Page.
But, beyond the festivities, let’s not forget the vital message behind this event. Domestic violence affects not only people but also their beloved pets. Did you know:
- 71% of women in domestic violence shelters report their abuser threatened, injured, or killed a pet.
- Nearly half of victims stay in abusive situations rather than leave their pet behind.
- Only 15% of domestic violence shelters have on-site pet programs.
Your support at the Dogs Against Domestic Violence event directly contributes to raising awareness and aiding survivors. Together, we can make a difference!
Please share this event with your friends and family. It’s an excellent opportunity to have a fantastic time while supporting a crucial cause. Remember, your presence and participation can help save lives.
We look forward to seeing you and your furry friends on October 21st. Thank you for being a part of our mission to create a safer, more compassionate world for both people and pets.
P.S. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Visit RedRover.org for a list of domestic violence shelters with pet safekeeping programs if you’re concerned about your pets’ safety.