These are Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence Resources
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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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Jealous teen kills girlfriend's pup and leaves it in trash bag at her door, cops say
"The 16-year-old girl came home to find flowers, her dog's collar and a note next to her front door.
Also there, under a towel and inside a trash bag with its head and front legs sticking out was the body of Jordan, the girl's 1-year-old Shih Tzu mix. An electrical cord was wound around its neck.
Her boyfriend, suspicious that she was with another guy, had been calling and texting her in a jealous rage, threatening to kill the pup he bought her a year ago if she wasn't home by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Lawrence Graham, 19, made good on his promise, detectives said, and now faces six felony counts of animal cruelty. He was arrested Wednesday night."
Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 14, 2019
Queens man indicted for killing his girlfriend's family dog
"A Queens man who killed his girlfriend's beloved family dog then hid its body has been indicted on animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Monday.
Brando Henriquez, 23, was alone for about a half-hour in his girlfriend's house in Broad Channel with the Shih Tzu, who was named Lavonia. When her family returned, the Shih Tzu was missing.
Henriquez lied and said Lavonia had run away, prosecutors said. In fact, he'd beaten the dog to death so brutally, four of her ribs cracked, investigators found.
NY Daily News, November 20, 2018
Staten Island man faces two- to four-year sentence for torturing Chihuahua that had to be euthanized
"From March 16 to March 24, 2016, Jerry Moore repeatedly squeezed the neck of his wife's 2-month-old Chihuahua named Bambi and threw her tiny 2-pound body against the wall of the Jersey St. home in New Brighton."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 12, 2017
North Carolina man decapitates girlfriend's puppy with a hatchet after she tries to leave him
"A man was arrested in North Carolina for decapitating his girlfriend's puppy after she tried to break up with him, police said.
Antonio Hollywood Campbell, 18, choked his girlfriend until she blacked out and brutally killed her dog with a hatchet, according to Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright.
Campbell was also charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction when police conducted a search of his Fayetteville home and found a sawed-off shotgun."
NY Daily News, November 23, 2017
Man pleads guilty to stomping puppies to death in front of young children
"A 22-year-old Maryland man faces as much as six years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to stomping puppies to death in front of young children, prosecutors said.
Donald Yearwood of Odenton pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges over a violent eruption on the evening of Nov. 9, 2016. He was sleeping in the basement of a home in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Baltimore and awakened by yelping puppies upstairs. Several children were playing with four puppies, which were just a few weeks old."
Baltimore Sun, September 16, 2017
Queens cretin gets 60 days for killing girlfriend's Chihuahua
" A 33-year-old Queens man was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Wednesday for brutally killing his girlfriend's tiny dog in a fit of rage earlier this year.
Carlos Hernandez was silent as Queens Supreme Court Judge Deborah Stevens Modica handed down his sentence for killing the Chihuahua, named Honey, in January."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 28, 2016.
Staten Island woman who beat her puppy, left her battered in plastic bag near railroad tracks convicted on animal cruelty charges
" A Staten Island woman accused of leaving her battered puppy in a plastic bag beside a railroad track was convicted Tuesday on animal cruelty charges.
Alsu Ivanchenko, 35, faces up to two years in prison after a judge found her guilty of abuse that left the fluffy, white-haired, pink-bowed pooch with a broken leg, fractured skull and a brain injury."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 15, 2015.
Texas woman who tortured, beheaded puppies and kittens for 'animal crush' fetish videos convicted in first federal case
" A Texas woman who filmed stomach-churning fetish videos of herself torturing and killing puppies, kittens and chickens has been convicted of the cruel crimes, federal officials said Tuesday.
Ashley Nicole Richards, 24, pleaded guilty to making and distributing disturbing "animal crush" videos, in which she's seen hacking up a struggling, tied-up dog with a meat cleaver before urinating on its dead body — and stabbing a kitten in the eye with a high heel, the U.S. Justice Department said"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 10, 2015.
Mississippi woman posts apparent picture of burned cat on Facebook, boasts of torching it alive to 'set an example' for others
" A Mississippi woman boasted on Facebook about burning a stray cat alive to "set an example" for other felines who come near her Jackson home — and posted a disgusting photo apparently showing the scorched animal.
"I Should take it to the backyard and finish it off ... stay away from my house!!!!" the woman, identified as Shay Houston, wrote on her Facebook page Sunday night."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 1, 2015.
Bronx man sentenced to year in jail for beating pit bull puppy
" A Bronx man who beat a pit bull puppy so brutally that she had to be euthanized was sentenced Thursday to a year behind bars.
Dwayne Gentles repeatedly pummeled 4-month-old Brandy in his Soundview apartment in 2012, Bronx authorities said. He was found guilty of animal cruelty last month."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 14, 2014.
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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