When pet owners are jailed, shelter programs step in to help

Becca Kinsella, a social worker on the homicide and major felony unit at Brooklyn Defender Services, spoke with the Washington Post for a story about advocates at a local animal shelter who work to reunite people who are arrested with their pets, as well as the effects arrests have on all aspects of people's lives.

"She and her colleagues attend arraignments to help clients with matters like child care, housing and pets — all of which can be severely disrupted after just a night or two in jail."

“'One missed day of work may mean the difference between having a job and continuing to move forward and being able to support oneself, being able to support one’s family, being able to support one’s pets,' Kinsella said."

Read the full story in Washington Post.

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