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
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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)
MO man accused of tossing ex's dog out window after rejection
"William (Tripp) Rabourn is accused of throwing an 8–month–old pooch named Oliver to his death after the dog's owner, Gabriel Ervie, rejected his sexual advances earlier that night, according to the Springfield News-Leader... . Ervie and her family are devastated by the loss, the young woman's mother told KCTV on Wednesday."
Daily News, June 26, 2014.
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
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 Link Between Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse
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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Animal Lifeline of Iowa
P.O. Box 12
Carlisle, IA 50847
Phone: (515) 989-3473
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
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
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
Pioneers in the Domestic Violence Assistance 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.
Middle Way PAWSS (Providing Animals and Women with Safe Shelter)
PO Box 95
Bloomington IN 47401
24-Hour Crisis Line: (812) 336-0846
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
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-9900
Pet Haven (SPCA ofTexas)
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 742-7722
Provides rescue of/assistance with pets in danger due to domestic violence, disaster, and other periods of transition.
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
Center for Human-Animal Bond
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1243
Phone: (765) 494-0854
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
No-kill policy for dogs and cats; "Foster Family" service provides boarding of pets with volunteer families during crisis periods.
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