Welcome to the National Link Coalition’s National Resource Center on The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence — a free online library of resources for Link researchers, human services and animal welfare professionals, community organizers and others interested in The Link between violence to people and violence to animals.

If you would like to contribute to our online library, or have suggestions for additional resources, please contact us.

Resource Materials

Examine The Link in more detail through documents including: general overviews: animal abuse’s links with domestic violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse; tools for prosecutors, law enforcement and veterinarians; materials from local Link coalitions; and the National Link Coalition’s organizational documents. We also have a growing collection of resource materials in foreign languages, including Spanish, French,Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Bulgarian, and Turkish.

LINK-Letter Archives

Read current and back issues of The National Link Coalition’s monthly LINKLetter newsletter.

Links to the Link

Explore the websites of organizations working on animal abuse, cruelty and neglect; child abuse and neglect; domestic violence; elder abuse; family violence; and The Link.


Free access to a bibliography listing over 2,200 research papers and other documents on The Link.

Videos and Podcasts

Watch videos and listen to radio podcasts on topics related to The Link.

Training Opportunities

Every issue of the monthly LINK-Letter includes an extensive list of training opportunities where you can learn more about The Link.