Dogs took to the catwalk Sunday at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, which hosted the Paws for a Cause dog fashion show fundraiser and adoption drive.

The Islip Animal Shelter partners with Long Island Against Domestic Violence for the now annual event, which ran from 1 to 4 p.m. at the theater.

The overarching goal for the day is to raise awareness about animals who get caught in the crossfire of domestic abuse.

“We know all too well, that the devastating effects of domestic violence touch all members of the family, including pets,” said Jennifer Capezza of Long Island Against Domestic Violence. “Abusers will often turn violent toward a pet.”

The group works with local foster networks to ensure pets “remain safe in a foster home for the length of the client’s stay with us,” Capezza said.

Long Island Against Domestic Violence runs these efforts with this saying in mind:

“No one should have to choose between their own safety and that of their pet.”

Scroll down for 25 courtesy photos of Babette Daniels Photography.