Date: Oct 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring your public friendly leashed dogs with you as you shine light on the existence of domestic violence through your participation in the DVAM 2017 5k Run/Walk.
Registration and activities from 10-11 a.m., race starts at 11 a.m.
October is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Fort Carson Army Community Service (ACS) and Pikes Peak Community College are honoring the victims and survivors with this 5k Run/Walk.
The Domestic Violence Walk/Run (Bark Against Violence) will highlight the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence. Animal abuse or neglect is an indicator that others in the household may be in danger.
You can help bring awareness to this important issue and model a zero tolerance for domestic violence. In addition to the walk/run, there will be activities and community outreach booths from Fort Carson and the surrounding community.
Pets are required to be at least 4 months old and be licensed with current rabies and distemper vaccines. All pets are required to be leashed and non-aggressive. Iron Horse Park provides a fenced in dog park for those pets wanting to make friends off leash. A waiver is required to participate.
Often ignored, pets play a significant role in domestic violence:
- Up to 75% of domestic violence victims’ report that their partners threatened or killed family pets.
- The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) estimates that nearly 1,000,000 animals a year are abused or killed in connection with domestic violence.
- A survey of the 50 largest U.S. shelters for battered women found that 85% of women and 63% of children entering shelters discussed incidents of pet abuse in their family.
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