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According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds. Many of these victims have pets who are also threatened and/or injured by their abuser.
Amanda knows the pain and trauma associated with domestic abuse firsthand. Several years ago, she was involved in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who controlled and beat her. During the relationship — which began when she was a teenager — Amanda was forced to distance herself from her loved ones. Then came the physical abuse, which left her bruised and bloody. She says she was his personal “punching bag.”
Three years ago, Amanda volunteered to help provide care for a litter of abandoned husky puppies. She formed an instant connection with one pup in particular named Kyro. After taking in Kyro as her own, the puppy became the only thing that could make Amanda smile and feel safe as she remained trapped in her nightmarish relationship.
One fateful day, Amanda’s boyfriend spiraled into another violent fit of rage — but this time, he took it out on poor Kyro. Wait until you see what Amanda did next…
“It has not be easy to relive the memories of the past abuse, but my goal is to help inspire others that are in (or were in) situations like mine,” Amanda writes. “You will find yourself again. I found my four-legged knight — who knows where yours is waiting?”
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