ANIMAL ABUSE and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

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


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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St. Louis teens arrested after horrific video of puppy abuse goes viral
A Missouri teen is seen hurling the pit bull pup over his head and slamming it into the ground, while his friend records the abuse and laughs.
Daily News, February 28, 2014

Florida man gets 14 years for beating friend's dog to death with tire iron
Daily News, June 27, 2013

Major dogfighting ring broken up in Mississippi; 50 arrested
Daily News, April 01, 2013

Putnam County police worry a serial cat killer may be on the loose after a fourth feline is found dead
Daily News, February 15, 2013

Cockfighting Ring In Lancaster, Calif. Broken Up: Meth, Steroids Seized
Huffington Post, October 13, 2011

Man guilty of child abuse for shooting at dog in front of girl, 7
Los Angeles Times, October 05, 2011

Bronx woman escapes jail sentence for letting pit bull starve to death in abandoned home
Daily News, September 28, 2011

Animal Cruelty Trial Ends In Guilty Plea
KOAT-7 News, March 18, 2011

Dead Dogs: Breed bans, euthanasia, and preemptive justice
The Boston Review, March/April 2010

The Human-Animal Connection: Exploring Our Complex Relationships with Animals
by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (Spring 2010)

Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelties
New York Times, March 17, 2010

Violent Marriages May Make Violent Children: Violence at Home Linked to Fire Setting and Animal Cruelty by Kids
WebMD, July 2, 2004

Hobe Sound Man Battered Girlfriend, Killed Puppies, Police Say
The Stuart News, July 3, 2002

Man Sentenced to Six Months For Domestic Violence, Animal Cruelty
South County Journal, June 1, 2002

Police Say Dog is Killed by Owner's Ex-Boyfriend
The Enterprise, February 10, 2002

Suspect in Dog Beating Sent Back to Jail Cell
The Grand Rapids Press, May 10, 2001

Man Kills Dog By Throwing It Against Wall
ChannelOklahoma.com, May 2, 2001

Understanding the Link® Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence
A fact sheet from the American Humane Association (2001)

DAs Link Pet Abuse, Domestic Violence
New York Daily News, November 5, 2000

Safe Havens For Pets
A must-read for every domestic violence worker, advocate, student, and supporter. (November 8, 1999)

The Relationship Between Violence Against Children and Animals
Protecting Children, Volume 15, Number 2, 1999 [PDF]

Battered Women's Reports of Their Partners' and Their Children's Cruelty to Animals
by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D, Utah State University (1998)

Animal Welfare and Domestic Violence
by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D, Claudia V. Weber, M.S., and David S. Wood, Utah State University (April 25, 1997)

The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women Who Are Battered
by Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D, Claudia V. Weber, M.S., and David S. Wood, Utah State University (1997)

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Animal Lifeline of Iowa
P.O. Box 12
Carlisle, IA 50847
Phone: (515) 989-3473
www.animal-lifeline.com/
No-kill special-needs shelter for injured, sick, disabled, pregnant or nursing, abused or abandoned dogs and cats. Temporary housing and care for the pets of domestic violence victims, pet therapy visitation program for hospitals and nursing homes.

Austin Pets Alive
8760-A Research Blvd., Suite 198
Austin, TX 78758-6420
Phone: (512) 444-2727
www.geocities.com/~austinpetsaliv/index.html
Austin, Texas' only no-kill shelter. Offers rescue and adoption for dogs and cats. "Safe Place" program offers temporary free, safe care for the pets of domestic violence victims in Austin's shelter.

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
www.hsus.org/firststrike/
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.

Greenhill (Oregon) Humane Society
88530 Green Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (541) 689-1503
www.green-hill.org
Pioneers in the Domestic Violence Assistance Program.

The Latham Foundation
Latham Plaza Bld., 1826 Clement Avenue
Alameda, CA 95401
Phone: (510) 521-0920
www.latham.org
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.

Middle Way PAWSS (Providing Animals and Women with Safe Shelter)
PO Box 95
Bloomington IN 47401
24-Hour Crisis Line: (812) 336-0846
middlewayhouse.org
Middle Way PAWSS providing animals and women with safe shelter. The program is administered through Middle Way House, Bloomington's domestic violence and rape crisis center (since 1971).

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
www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lk_resource_center

Pet Haven (SPCA of Texas)
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 742-7722
http://www.spca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Homepage_Template_2004
Provides rescue of/assistance with pets in danger due to domestic violence, disaster, and other periods of transition.

Pet Safe
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Center for Human-Animal Bond
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1243
Phone: (765) 494-0854
vet.purdue.edu/depts/vad/cae/petsafe.htm
Program from Purdue, free temporary care and shelter for the companion animals of domestic violence victims. Check with your local veterinary college to see if they offer (or are interested in starting) a "Pet Safe" program in your area.

San Francisco SPCA
2500 - 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-6589
Phone: (415) 554-3000
www.sfspca.org
No-kill policy for dogs and cats; "Foster Family" service provides boarding of pets with volunteer families during crisis periods.

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