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Domestic Violence and Pets: Breaking Barriers to Safety and Healing - Virtual Panel Summit - Wednesday May 26 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET Graphic listing panelists which are mentioned below

The virtual PALS Event convened by URI addressed the intersection of domestic violence and pets and drew a global audience of more than 800 registrants representing 7 countries and more than 40 U.S. states.

Watch the entire PALS virtual event here
(Approximate total run time 90 minutes)

Breaking Barriers to Safety and Healing
Virtual Panel Summit

Wednesday, May 26 – 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Urban Resource Institute, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and a panel of experts convened for a virtual summit on the dynamic intersection of domestic violence and pets, addressing the issues of pets as a barrier for seeking safety from abuse and the human-animal bond as an important element of healing.

Panelists and participants represent the domestic violence and animal welfare sectors, including direct service providers, advocates, organizations, institutions, and government agencies seeking solutions to help adults, children and pets find safety and healing from domestic violence and abuse.

Nathaniel Fields Portrait

Nathaniel M. Fields
CEO, Urban Resource Institute

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Katie Ray-Jones Portrait

Katie Ray-Jones
CEO, National Domestic Violence Hotline

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Steve Dale Portrait

Steve Dale

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Nancy Blaney

Nancy Blaney

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Hope Dawson Portrait

Hope Dawson

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Aimee Gilbreath Portrait

Aimee Gilbreath

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Kelli Owens Portrait

Kelli Owens

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Kim Van Syoc Portrait

Kim Van Syoc

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Survey Results

URI and The Hotline unveiled the findings of the largest and first truly national survey of domestic violence survivors about the impact of pets on their experience.

PALS Report Cover

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Pioneering PALS Program

The People and Animals Living Safely (PALS) Program of Urban Resource Institute has since 2013 pioneered breaking barriers by providing co-living and comprehensive services for domestic violence survivors and their pets.

Thank you to PetSmart Charities for generous support.

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