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    • The Human-Animal Bond Between Domestically Abused Women and Their Companion Animals
      • Debbie McBride
      • California State University, San Marcos
      • Department of Sociology
      • Dr. Alicia Gonzales
      • California Sociological Association
      • November 12, 2010
    • What is my study exploring?:
      • Do companion animals/pets affect domestically abused women’s decision making?
      • Do domestically abused women delay seeking services for fear their pets will be harmed/killed?
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    • Domestic Violence Stats
      • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
      • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
      • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence
      • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
    • Human-Animal Bond
      • Why it Matters:
      • 71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32% reported their children had hurt or killed animals.
      • 68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals. 87% of these incidents occurred in the presence of the women, and 75% in the presence of the children, to psychologically control and coerce them.
      • 13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence.
      • Between 25% and 40% of battered women are unable to escape abusive situations because they worry about what will happen to their pets or livestock should they leave.
    • What’s Being Done & needs to Continue
      • In many communities, human services, animal services and law enforcement agencies are sharing resources and expertise to address violence.
      • Professionals are beginning to engage in cross-training and cross-reporting through inter-agency partnerships.
      • Humane societies are also teaming with domestic violence shelters to provide emergency shelter for pets of domestic violence victims.
      • In addition, some states have strengthened their animal-cruelty legislation and taken other measures to address the human-animal bond.
    • Victims of Domestic Violence: Women, Men, Pets, Children, Gay, Young, Old, Straight, Lesbian, It Can Be Anyone
    • Allie Phillips Video
      • Creator of PAWS Program
      • http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29912566#29912566
    • If You Need Help or Want To Get Involved
      • 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Domestic Violence Hot-Line
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.ndvh.org
      • Get Involved.
      • Contact local humane society/animal shelter
      • Contact American Humane.org
      • Contact United States Humane Society
      • Support women’s domestic violence programs
      • Be aware & get involved
    • Reference
      • www.ndvh.org/
      • www.ojp.usdoj.gov
      • wwwww.unioncountyturningpoint.org/services/myths.html
      • www.kdva.org/myths.html
      • www.nnedv.org/component/option,com_chronocontact/Itemid,0/chronoformname,actAlert/
      • www.safehorizon.org/page.php?nav=bd&page=sheltertour_street
      • http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29912566#29912566
      • Dr. Frank Ascione/Definition of animal abuse. (http://www.usu.edu/psychology/people/Frank_Ascione.php
      • http://www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf