Dog Show Raises Money for Domestic Violence Shelter

By Kristin Martin | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- All eyes were on the canines Saturday during a dog show that raised money for the Barren River Area Safe Space.

BRASS is a domestic violence shelter in Bowling Green

While the dog show was mostly for fun, they were judged based on looks and tricks.

The primary purpose of Bark Against Domestic Violence was to raise awareness of domestic violence situations and how to get out of them.

"A lot of times animal cruelty will lead to domestic violence or it's a precursor to domestic violence. So we're just trying to get the word out about if you have somebody who might be injuring an animal, it may turn to you next. So, we're just trying to get the word out and not forget the puppies and cats that may be also victims of domestic violence," said Marta Woosley, a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate for BRASS.

Woosley says the turn-out for the first dog show fundraiser was better than she expected.

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