Pets and Children in Violence 2002 In-service. Marie Suthers McCabe, DVM Extension Specialist, Human-Companion Animal Interaction Center for Animal Human Relationships VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Marie Suthers McCabe, DVM
Human-Companion Animal Interaction
Center for Animal Human Relationships
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Freedom from terror is an essential
component of a healthy state and a
fundamental right in a free society.
with homicidal tendencies to
acts of severe animal abuse.
FBI Supervisory Special
Agent Allen Brantley
Preying on the vulnerable
is that we can cope with almost anything.
The bad news is that we will tolerate
almost anything” James Garbarino
In one study of 53 NJ pet-owning families involved with child abuse or neglect, researchers found that the use of veterinary services did not differ noticeably from acceptable standards.
In 60% of these families, pets were also abused or neglected.
The percentage (88%) was even higher when physical child abuse took place (in contrast to sexual abuse or neglect).
Of 23 British families who abused animals, 83% endangered their children also.
Minnesota, California, West Virginia, and Idaho are the only states that require veterinarians to report cases of animal cruelty. West Virginia and Idaho grant veterinarians immunity from liability and criminal prosecution.
In Colorado and California, veterinarians are mandated reporters of child abuse, but not for animal abuse.
Malnourished animal may lead to malnourished children or elders.
Warning sign of household that is not nurturing - or maybe that doesn’t have the resources to care for dependents.
Become aware of the significance of the Human-Animal Bond.
Clarify and articulate your personal responsibility to both patients and clients.
Take reports of cruelty to animals seriously.
Do not be afraid to become involved.
Participate and take leadership in community coalitions against violence.
Woman’s shelter does
not allow animals
you may be next
to protect their pet from:
The Center for New Beginnings
Community Correction Center
Humane Society of Licking County
San Francisco Child Abuse Council
for their children because they feel
the pet will be good for them.Why?
Questions from the Surgeon General: