Domestic Violence

Arkansas, Maryland Enact Pet Protection Orders

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Arkansas, Maryland Enact Pet Protection Orders
ARKANSAS and MARYLAND now make 19 states, and 21 political jurisdictions, that allow courts to consider the welfare of animals in domestic violence cases. In Arkansas, HB 2001 allows a court in a hearing for domestic abuse relief to direct the care, custody or control of any pet by either party in the household. (The original bill included “animals,” but was amended to restrict protection only to “pets.”)…

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

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Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence
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Domestic abuse and animal abuse are often intertwined.

An abundance of research shows the close link between violent behavior toward animals and violent behavior toward people.

The studies on this page focus on the extraordinary prevalence of animal cruelty in homes…

Pets and Women's Shelters (PAWS)™ Program

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Pets and Women's Shelters (PAWS)™ Program

Paula Abdul Helps Promote PAWS Program

 

Recording artist, performer and judge for the American Idol TV show, Paula Abdul has signed on as a pro-bono spokesperson for American Humane’s PAWS Program. “The PAWS Program is a critical way of providing a transition for abused women and children into a safer and better life,” Paula said. “I feel privileged to be involved with this extremely important and necessary program.”…

Understanding The Link® Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence

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Understanding The Link® Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence

 

A correlation between animal abuse, family violence and other forms of community violence has been established. Child and animal protection professionals have recognized this link, noting that abuse of both children and animals is connected in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence.…

Sheltering Women -- And Their Pets, Too

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Sheltering Women -- And Their Pets, Too

Ascione cited studies that have found that as many as 48 percent of women seeking shelter from domestic abuse have delayed leaving because of a pet. These studies also found that as many as74 percent of the women who end up seeking shelter own pets.…