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Fla. allows restraining orders to cover pets
6/30/2020

A new law in Florida empowers people fleeing domestic violence to request restraining orders to protect themselves and their pets from abusers and allows judges to grant temporary exclusive possession of a pet to the petitioner. Nearly 90% of female pet owners who entered a domestic violence shelter reported that their abuser had threatened, hurt or killed a family pet, according to the ASPCA.

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