Links to The Link

The list below represents some of the many organizations working in the Link arena for the prevention of animal cruelty, domestic violence, child maltreatment and elder abuse.

Animal Abuse, Cruelty and Neglect

American Animal Hospital Association (animal abuse reporting position statement)
American Humane Association
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (animal abuse and domestic violence)
American Veterinary Medical Association (response & resources for veterinarians)
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animals and Society Institute
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (animal cruelty section)
British Veterinary Association (spotting the link between animal abuse and domestic violence)
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (animal abuse and The Link policies & resources)
Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium
Humane Society of the United States (Directory of Link prevention & intervention programs)
International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association
The Latham Foundation
National Animal Care and Control Association
National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse
One Health Commission
One Health Initiative (species-spanning collaboration between human and veterinary medicine)
Pet-Abuse.com (database of animal cruelty cases)
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) (Code of Professional Conduct for reporting animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence)
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (the professional association for leaders in animal welfare and animal care and control)
Veterinary Council of New Zealand (policy for reporting suspected animal cruelty)


Child Abuse and Neglect

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Child Abuse Prevention Network
Child Welfare Information Gateway (Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Child Welfare League of America
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (National District Attorneys Association/American Prosecutors Research Institute)
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
Parents Anonymous
Prevent Child Abuse America


Domestic Violence

Searchable Directories: Online portals to help survivors of domestic violence concerned about the safety and safekeeping of their animals find pet-friendly shelters or those with foster care arrangements:

Animal Welfare Institute — Searchable Safe Havens Mapping Project for pets of domestic violence survivors

Domestic Shelters.org — Searchable directory of domestic violence shelters

Safe Place for Pets (searchable directory of domestic violence shelters with pet support programs)

Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T) — domestic violence shelters that accommodate pets as well

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Animal Legal Defense Fund — section on Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence
Family Violence Prevention and Services Program — federal grants to assist victims of domestic violence and their children
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Network to End Domestic Violence
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWNet)
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
RedRover (grants to help domestic violence shelters become pet-friendly and to domestic violence survivors needing assistance with pet boarding and veterinary care)
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention (list and links of 101 national and state organizations)


Elder Abuse

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly
National Adult Protective Services Association
National Center on Elder Abuse, U.S. Administration on Aging
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse Center
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime — Elder Abuse


Family Violence – General

Academy on Violence and Abuse
Futures Without Violence
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma at Alliant International University
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse


Other Link Organizations

Ahimsa House (Georgia-based services for animal survivors of domestic violence)

Alberta SPCA — The Cruelty Connection (Canada)

Animal Legal & Historical Center/Michigan State University College of Law (summary of state domestic violence Pet Protection Order laws)

Human-Animal Medicine Project (a One Health program at the University of Washington linking human, animal and environmental health)

International Animal Law (international, multidisciplinary network addressing law, ethics, science, education, and relevant professional disciplines)

Jenny Edwards (criminologist and researcher investigating bestiality)

The Links Group (United Kingdom)

National Coalition on Violence Against Animals (project of the National Sheriffs Association)

Observatorio de Violencia Hacia los Animales (Spain)

One Health Commission (species-spanning program transcending institutional and professional boundaries to improve human and animal health)

One Health Initiative (species-spanning collaboration between veterinary and human medicine)

Pet-Abuse.com (overview of The Link and database of 1,575 animal abuse/interpersonal violence or domestic violence cases)


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