Hi ladies,

I need some help with a rather sensitive topic. I am in the process of writing an article for a national magazine on how domestic violence affects pets and how often a woman's need to protect her pet from abuse will prevent her from leaving the abuser.

What I need is some anecdotal information from women who have been through something like this. I know it's a sensitive topic but I feel that anecdotal information will make the piece stronger.

If you have been thru something like this and would be willing to go on record with your experiences that may end up in a national publication (I say may because it is on spec) then please contact me for a phone interview. Email me directly at k_stone@bellsouth.net