Jane Hoffman, center, president for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, and Allison Cardona, right, ASPCA's director of cruelty intervention advocacy, listens as a resident tearfully testifies ... more 
Jane Hoffman, center, president for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, and Allison Cardona, right, ASPCA's director of cruelty intervention advocacy, listens as a resident tearfully testifies during a meeting of animal advocates at a shelter for victims of domestic violence Tuesday March 18, 2014 in New York. The woman said she was happy to have her dog living with her at the shelter, the city’s first pet-friendly domestic violence shelter, reflecting the awareness that animals can be both victims of family violence and key factors in their owners’ willingness to flee. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bebeto Matthews
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 1:42 AM EDT