Russell Wilson gives a voice to the often unseen victims of domestic violence – pets

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is giving a voice to the voiceless. 

Wilson, who has always been exceptionally charitable, is partnering with the Banfield Foundation to raise awareness for the often unseen victims of domestic violence – pets. 

In the United States, less than 10% of shelters for domestic abuse victims are animal-friendly, leaving many sufferers with the difficult choice between staying in a dangerous situation or seeking help, but leaving their beloved pet behind and at risk. 

“It’s heartbreaking when you think about how nearly half of domestic violence victims stay in these situations and relationships because they’re worried and concerned about the safety of their pets,” Wilson told AOL.com.

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