Domestic violence affects pets too
HUMANS are not the only victims of domestic violence, Animal Rights and Rescue have reminded the public after a tragically mistreated dog came into the group's care.
"Unfortunately we live in a society where domestic violence is present," a spokesperson for the animal rescue group wrote on their Facebook page.
"Whole families are effected and the ones suffering the abuse are often left looking for someway to escape.
"People in these situations with pets are often unaware of the impact this has on their pet.
"As loving and caring as a pet can be, in these situations they too are often abused and or neglected.
"At our centre we try to help as many people and pets in this situation as possible.
"'Rani' a female 2 year old bull mastiff x has come into our care after being in a domestic violence situation.
"When she arrived she was very quiet and unsure of why people were showing kindness and affection.
"She was skinny and suffering from malnutrition.
"She was infested with fleas and had sores on her bottom from the hard surface she had been sitting.
"We will be posting updates on Rani's progress and we will be working on giving her the best possible recovery."