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These are Animal Abuse: Diagnostic Indicators Resources
Please also see:
Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence || Animal Companionship
Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation || Animals for Comfort, Therapy, and Court Escorts
Assistance/Therapy Animals Training || Animal Welfare

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Oregon man who fatally kicked small dog sentenced to 180 days in jail
" An Oregon man was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail for fatally kicking a small dog on the street.
Zachary Jordan Burkenbine, 20, offered no explanation in court for his sadistic stomping of a white mixed-breed he found in a box that was labeled "free.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2014.

Collie shot in face in KY dies 4 months after jaw removed; owner charged
"Lad's death follows the arrest of his former owner, Matthew Beauchamp, 28, on a felony torture charge. The then 8–month–old pup was shot several times in the face and left for dead along a Daviess County road in February, according to sheriff’s deputies."
Daily News, June 12, 2014.

We note two errors in this account of the Yonkers serial cat killer:
1) He is not a "sicko"
and 2) He's just practicing on cats....
Daily News, April 27, 2014.

After Abuse, Changes in the Brain
The New York Times, February 23, 2009

Animal Abuse and Youth Violence
Research report by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D., from the OJJDP's Juvenile Justice Bulletin, September 2001

Animal Abuse Just The Start, USU Professor Says
Standard-Examiner, November 8, 2001

Animal and Human Abuse Linked, Studies Show
The Plain Dealer, January 7, 2002

Experts Take Closer Look At Animal Cruelty By Teens
The Associated Press, June 10, 2002

Groups Discuss Animal Abuse, Link to Cruelty in Adults
Sun-Sentinel, November 4, 2001

Pets Are Victims in an Inhumane Society
The San Francisco Examiner, November 7, 1999

Pets Bear First Violence
The Associated Press, February 29, 2004

Fact Sheet: Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence
American Humane Association, 2001.

For Prosecutors, Dogs' Deaths Have Become High-Profile Cases
The Miami Herald, July 5, 2001

Warning Over Child Animal Cruelty
BBC News, November 22, 2001

What Lawyers and Judges Should Know About the Link Between Child Abuse and Animal Cruelty
ABA Child Law Practice, June 1998

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First Strike: The Connection Between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 452-1100
The First Strike® campaign deals with the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Prevention and intervention programs, empathy-teaching program pairing juvenile offenders and at-risk youth with abused and abandoned dogs in need of training and rehabilitation, Safe Haven programs for domestic violence victims. Locate a First Strike program in your area, or get help starting a local program.

The Latham Foundation
Latham Plaza Bld., 1826 Clement Avenue
Alameda, CA 95401
Phone: (510) 521-0920
The Latham Foundation is a national clearinghouse of information on the links between animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence. Latham gathers and disseminates information to educate the professional communities and the general public about the links between cruelty to animals and other family violence.

National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals
American Humane
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-9900

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