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Dine at Zoe’s Kitchen in Woodbridge and Support the Wayne Foundation

Wednesday, Dec. 4th from 4-9 PM – Eat at Zoe’s Kitchen on Wednesday and bring in a flyer, or mention the Wayne Foundation at checkout and 15% of your order will go to the Wayne Foundation fundraiser. All funds raised will go to support the Wayne Foundation* (”> for more information.

*The Wayne Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States. Founded by DMST survivor Jamie Walton and filmmaker Kevin Smith.

Location: Zoe’s Kitchen
14901 Potomac Town Plaza
Woodbridge, VA

Did You Know? Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence Are Correlated

October15, 2013: Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence


Did You Know?

Did you know that 71% of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed, or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims?*  

Between 25% and 40% of battered women are unable to escape abusive situations because they worry about what will happen to their pets or livestock should they leave.

*Statistics found at:

What can we do?

 Get Educated. 

 Raise awareness about the connection of animal abuse and domestic violence – Attend this weekend’s K-9 Krawl! 

 Include discussions of animal safety when working with victims of domestic violence and stalking. 

  • Include questions about the presence of pets and their welfare to shelter intake questionnaires, risk/lethality assessments and safety planning.
  • Help your clients to prove ownership of their animals (e.g., ensure the victim’s name is listed on any registrations or licenses). 
  • Help victims to retrieve animals left behind.
  • Help victims find pet-friendly transitional and permanent housing.
  • When victims can no longer care for their pets, make referrals to animal adoption agencies.    

We Are Virginia’s Veterans is coming to NOVA


Services for our Veterans and their families with on-campus Peer to Peer support and counseling will be provided by We Are Virginia Veterans. Services are free and confidential. Times and dates will be announced. Please direct any inquiries to MaryAnn Raybuck, 703-425-5202 or