RESOURCES AND LINKS – ANIMAL ABUSE / RIGHTS
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Humane Society of the United States – Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people.
American Humane Association – The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.
ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Animal Law lists states that include pets in protective orders and provides access to legislation and legal matters pertaining to the rights and welfare of animals. AnimalLaw.com supports information concerning animal cruelty, animal control, laboratory animal welfare, the use of animals in education, product testing and in the laboratory, animal control issues, and general animal welfare.
American Institute on Domestic Violence offers training for employer intervention to address domestic violence as a security threat and workplace issue. They also offer child IDs and pet IDs.
Alliance for Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3 animal rights organization whose fundamental belief is that all animals, human and nonhuman, should not be treated as the property of another. AFA was created to promote ethical, compassionate treatment of all animals through a variety of means.
Animal Allies Humane Society strives to ensure a lifetime of loving care for every pet by reducing overpopulation, increasing adoption, and fostering humane values.
Animal Welfare Institute works to minimize the impacts of all human actions detrimental to endangered species, including the destruction of natural forests containing ancient trees, and pollution of the oceans destroying every kind of marine life.
Red Rover (Formerly United Animal Nations)
Red Rover “focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and into care through a variety of programs, including emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services, financial assistance for urgent veterinary care and humane education.”
National Link Coalition
“The Link between violence against humans and violence against animals is widely known and understood. We believe that through the recognition and integration of this understanding into policies and practices nationwide, humans and animals will be measurably safer.”
The Linkage Project
“The Linkage Project, a program of Youth Alternatives Ingraham, is working to increase community awareness of the strong link between animal cruelty and human violence. What’s more, project leaders are training human and animal welfare workers and law enforcement officers from across the state to work together to stop violence against people and pets. The Project also works to change law, policy and practice so that people and pets are safer.”
SAF-T | Sheltering Animals and Families Together
The foundation for a successful SAF-T programs rests on a few basic principles:
(1) The family violence shelter partnering with a local animal shelter or animal rescue organization. This partnership will help if the shelter is unable to care for certain pets, as well as providing general guidance about animal sheltering care.
(2) The family violence shelter partnering with a veterinarian. This partnership will allow for incoming pets to receive a physical examination, basic medical care, medical care for injuries sustained from abuse, or to provide to expert testimony in court regarding animal abuse.
(3) The family is the primary caretaker of their pet while staying at the family violence shelter. This alleviates concerns about residents and staff being injured by a stressed pet.
(4) Keeping SAF-T simple so that your shelter can successfully start and sustain the program to help families.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund
“Every day, ALDF works to protect animals by:
- Filing groundbreaking lawsuits to stop animal abuse and expand the boundaries of animal law.
- Providing free legal assistance to prosecutors handling cruelty cases.
- Working to strengthen state anti-cruelty statutes.
- Encouraging the federal government to enforce existing animal protection laws.
- Nurturing the future of animal law through Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapters and our Animal Law Program.
- Providing public education through seminars, workshops and other outreach efforts.”
“Started in 2001, Pet-Abuse.Com provides a searchable database of animal cruelty cases and offenders, updated daily. We also compile aggregate statistics on animal abuse for use by animal advocacy groups, researchers and students. We also offer local case searches and interactive maps.”
A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C | An Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection
“The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for ‘one stop shopping’.”