Few shelters and other resources accommodate pets, forcing women and men to stay in their violent homes to protect their pets. The Pet and Women Safety (P.A.W.S.) Act would provide funding to expand the availability of pet-friendly shelters and housing assistance for the companion animals of domestic violence victims. It also expands federal law to include protections for pets in interstate restraining orders. Click the link below to let your senators and representative know that you support veterans in need of service and therapy animals.
Our wounded warriors living with traumatic brain injuries, debilitating physical injuries, and emotional pain should be guaranteed access to the benefits trained service and therapy animals provide. If passed, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (P.A.W.S.) Act of 2017, introduced in the United States Senate (S. 1014) and House of Representatives (H.R. 2327) would provide grants of $25,000 to nonprofits approved by Assistance Dogs International (A.D.I.) to train and connect service dogs with veterans in need.
The P.A.W.S. Act has received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the House of Representatives with over 200 co-sponsors. Unfortunately, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Representative Phil Roe, hasn’t brought the P.A.W.S. Act to a vote. This is preventing the bill from moving forward.