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The Cruelty Connection: The Relationships between Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence (August 2013)

Including results from the 2012 study Inside the Cruelty Connection: The Role of Animals in Decision-Making by Domestic Violence Victims in Rural Alberta

 

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Get Out and keep them safe too!

- including animals in protective orders (August 2013 brochure)

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Inside the Cruelty Connection: The Role of Animals in Decision-Making by Domestic Violence Victims in Rural Alberta (Complete Report). Research Report to the Alberta SPCA by Dr. Donna Crawford & Dr. Veronika Bohac Clarke

Individual Sections:

Acknowledgements and Executive Summary

Section 1. Introduction and Methodology 

Section 2. Quantitative Research Findings 

Section 3. Qualitative Research Findings

Section 4. Qualitative Research Findings: Interviews with Witnesses

Section 5. Qualitative Research Findings: Interviews with Service Providers

Section 6. Conclusions and Recommendations

Section 7. References 


Court Protections for Domestic Violence Victims and their Pets. Prepared for the Alberta SPCA by Student Legal Services of Edmonton


Learning to Care through Kindness to Animals Guide for Teachers (updated 2010 edition-pdf) - Written by the Alberta SPCA for the Society for Safe and Caring Schools. 

Exploring the Links: Firearms, Family Violence and Animal Abuse in Rural Communities (Executive Summary) by Drs. Deborah Doherty and Jennie Hornosty, New Brunswick, 2008


Exploring the Links: Firearms, Family Violence and Animal Abuse in Rural Communities (Final Report) by Drs. Deborah Doherty and Jennie Hornosty, New Brunswick, 2008


Animal Cruelty by Children Exposed to Domestic Violence by Cheryl L. Currie, University of Alberta, 2005


Violence Affects All Members of the Family: Safe Pet Programs in Western Canada by Rochelle Stevenson, Simon Fraser University, 2009


Domestic Violence Handbook: for Police and Crown Prosecutors in Alberta-Chapter 14: Relationship Between Animal (Pet) Abuse and Family Violence (pdf) - Published by Alberta Justice


Exploration of a Link: Child and Animal Cruelty in Wellington County, Ontario (pdf) - Research Paper by Lisa Anne Zilney and Mary Zilney


Looking Out for Family Pets: Recognizing the Connection between Animal Cruelty and Family Violence - Article by Pamela Cross for the Ontario Women's Justice Network


Web Resources

Alberta Human Services

The Latham Foundation

National Link Coalition

Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention 

Animal Welfare Institute