Jan 28, 2024

New study reveals the profound impact of forced separation between humans and their pets

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People often form strong emotional attachments with their companion animals.

Pet owners forced to be separated from their animals in crisis situations, including those who are victims of domestic violence, are suffering from a lack of support services needed to protect them.

These are the findings of a new review of 27 years of international research, published in the journal Anthrozoös, which unveils the increased risks to both safety and psychological well-being when people are faced with the threat of forced separation from their pets.

The results provide important insights towards addressing the challenges arising from domestic violence, homelessness or that can threaten the bond between humans and their pets.

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