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Phone: 613-236-1222 ext. 2223
Connects survivors to the nearest shelter and indicates whether pets can be housed on-site or in the geographical area.
Provides immediate support 24 hours a day and can be accessed online or at 1-866-436-0069
Gangs host dog fighting events to traffic in guns and drugs, recruit, and for illegal gambling to fund their criminal enterprise.
Animal fighting is a huge money maker for gangs/organized crime.
A Chicago Police Study looked at people charged with animal abuse over the course of 3 years, 65% had been arrested for assault of a human being.
An analysis of FBI reports, 96% of animal cruelty offenders had other documented criminal offences (Levitt et al., 2016)
Press release July 2018 USA:
The Joint Counter terrorism Assessment Team, a collaboration between the National Counter terrorism Center, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI, issued the report this week, titled Animal Cruelty: A Possible Warning Behavior for Terrorism and Other Premeditated Violence against Humans Which Needs Reporting and Further Vetting. The report emphasizes that reporting, investigating and prosecuting acts of animal cruelty can help prevent acts of human violence, including terrorism.
The IACP state in their February 2018 issue of The Police Chief Magazine:
“Police officers and detectives should be appropriately trained in the recognition and documentation of crimes against animals – and they should have sufficient resources to enforce animal cruelty laws”.
Feb 2018 issue of The Police Chief Magazine:
“Animal abuse investigations are vital because animal maltreatment is a co-occurring and central aspect of interpersonal violence.
Animal care professionals, such as veterinarians, animal control officers, and humane law enforcement all have roles to play in the prevention, identification, and treatment of interpersonal violence. The co-occurrence of child abuse and domestic violence with animal abuse, and the significance of childhood animal abuse means that animal welfare overlaps with both family welfare and public safety.
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