Animal abuse is a public safety issue

Whenever I hear that someone has brutalized an animal (not neglect, but actual harm and torture), I know that there is something in their past where either they were harmed or they grew up where violence was normalized. We are not born abusers, we are made abusers. It’s called the cycle of violence. Children who […]

Pets of domestic violence

Check out this article for Bella Online about the American Humane Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS) Program that I created in 2008. Sadly, we have a growing need to not only help families suffering from domestic violence, but also their pets who can also become targets of the violence. If you’re interested in helping out, […]