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The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF SHELTERS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE BATTERED, Frank R. Ascione, Claudia V. Weber and David S. Wood, Society & Animals (volume 5, number 3), Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Washington Grove, MD: 1997. Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

Beyond Violence: The Human-Animal Connection, Doris Day Animal Foundation, Washington, DC.

A COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING MANUAL FOR ANIMAL ABUSE INVESTIGATORS, Rural Victimization Project, Institute for Family Violence Studies, School of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.


Domestic Violence Strikes Pets, Too, Sarah Casey Newman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO: October 30, 2004. Copyright © 2004 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Inc.

INVESTIGATING & PROSECUTING ANIMAL ABUSE, Allie Phillips and Randall Lockwood, National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, Alexandria, VA: 2013. Copyright © 2013 National District Attorneys Association.


LOOKING AT THE LINK BETWEEN FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE, Sarah M. Buel, Texas Prosecutor (pages 18-19, May / June 1999).  Reprinted from Texas Prosecutor with permission from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Austin, TX.

MODEL PROTOCOL ON SERVICE ANIMALS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, Phil Jordan and Summer Carrick, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Olympia and Seattle, WA: February 2009.

NEW MAINE LAW SHIELDS ANIMALS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES, Pam Belluck, The New York Times, New York, NY: April 1, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The New York Times Company.

New Tack on Family Violence; Animal, Human Agencies Join to Find Solutions, Encarnación Pyle, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH: July 25, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Columbus Dispatch.


PETS AND WOMEN'S SHELTERS (PAWS)™ PROGRAM ~ STARTUP GUIDE, American Humane Association, Alexandria, VA: 2008. The PAWS manual was written to cover many of the questions that arise when housing pets on site and to demonstrate that the program can be a simple process, even during times when funding to shelters is stretched thin. To help answer any specific questions, American Humane is offering free technical assistance for any shelter interested in implementing a PAWS Program. For assistance contact PAWSprogram@americanhumane.org or 703-836-PETS.


Pets Need Safe Havens, Too, Cindy Schroeder, Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, OH: April 17, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Cincinnati Enquirer.

POWER & CONTROL TACTICS: USING ANIMAL CRUELTY AS PART OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Safe Passage, Northampton, MA. Adapted from the Power and Control Wheel developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Duluth, MN.


Program to Take in Pets Eases One Concern of Domestic Violence Victims; Arundel Shelters Them if Owners Flee Abusers, Sarah Schaffer, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD: September 7, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Baltimore Sun Company.

RECOGNIZING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE TO THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE, Jennifer Robbins, Texas Journal of Women and the Law (volume 16, pages 129-146), Austin, TX: Fall 2006. Copyright © 2006 Thomson Reuters / West.

SHELTERING ANIMALS AND FAMILIES TOGETHER (webinar slides and materials), Allie Phillips, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA: originally aired September 28, 2012.

START-UP MANUAL, Allie Phillips, Sheltering Animals & Families Together™. Copyright © 2012 Allie Phillips.


Vets Help Get Pets Out of Abusive Homes, Mike Wiser, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, IL: January 31, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Rockford Register Star.

WHEN ANIMAL HOARDING IS WAREHOUSING FOR PROFIT, Sandra Sylvester and Curtis W. Baranyk, Tales of Justice, National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, Alexandra, VA.

Part 1 of 2 (volume 1, number 2), 2011

Part 2 of 2 (volume 1, number 3), 2011




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