logo
Featured on 40:     Southwick Fire     Weather Discussion     Baby Jesus Stolen     Post-Holiday Store Hours     Gas Tracker    

Marshfield Dog First in State Protected under Restraining Order

(Photo Courtesy: Deni Goldman/Marshfield Animal Control via WCVB-TV)

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has granted a restraining order to a Marshfield woman that also protects her dog.

It is believed to be the first time an animal has been covered under a domestic violence restraining order since Gov. Patrick signed an animal welfare bill into law in August allowing the practice.

Deni Michele Goldman, Marshfield’s animal control officer, tells The Patriot Ledger that a week before Thanksgiving, a judge gave the 38-year-old woman’s 6-year-old Labrador protection from a violent ex-boyfriend.

Goldman says the woman feared the man might try to take the dog and that he had abused it in the past.

The dog is living with a foster family while the woman and her 2-year-old son are staying at an out-of-state domestic violence shelter.

——

Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com


Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus