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 Ascione, F. R. , Weber, C. V. & Wood, D. S. (1997). The abuse of animals and domestic violence: A national survey of shelters for women who are battered. Society & Animals 5(3), 205-218.
"Most shelters for battered women don't accept animals for a range of reasons—space constraints, liability issues, allergies," says Senatori, now a private-practice attorney in Madison. More than half of women in crisis centers who own pets report that their spouses abused or killed their animals. Up to 48 percent of these victims say they would have fled sooner if only they'd had a safe place to leave their dog or cat. Since Hart and Senatori thought up SAAV as a class project in 2001, they've helped source foster care and no-cost veterinary treatment for scores of animals in the Wisconsin area: from tabbies to horses to a hamster named Faith. SAAV also works to raise nationwide awareness of the link between animal abuse and domestic violence.
Several studies have shown that there is a link between animal abuse and domestic violence, as have reports from victims and survivors of domestic abuse. This really is quite logical - someone who is able to be abusive towards other people, is not likely to be any more considerate towards animals. Furthermore, people who are able to use and manipulate children to either gain or maintain control over their partners are not likely to have pangs of conscience in using pets in the same way.
There is an undeniable link between the perpetrators of domestic violence and animal abuse. A new study is currently under way to assess this link in Australia.
Oct. 7, 2015 CARE commits to protecting all family members during Domestic Violence Awareness Month APNM’s CARE program, which provides emergency housing for the animals of domestic violence victims, seeks statewide foster homes for 30, 60 or 90-day stays. Albuquerque, N. M – Most couples argue, but “Mary’s” husband’s rage was insidious and dark.