Animal Abuse/Cruelty to Animals

Upcoming Webinars

Michael M. Brown
John Thompson
04 / 30 / 2019

Emotional intelligence, or the ability to understand and control emotions, is a quality needed by all animal care and control employees. Study after study shows high EI has been positively [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
05 / 21 / 2019

Multi-animal impounds can occur in urban and rural areas and they can very difficult to coordinate. The cost involved with these cases can run high and relinquishment or utilizing pre-conviction [...]

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Janee’ Boswell
05 / 23 / 2019

The 2013 Colorado Floods led to the fourth largest helicopter rescue for humans to date and the largest helicopter evacuation of animals.  In September 2013 the State of Colorado suffered a major [...]

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Lynsey White
06 / 12 / 2019

Does your agency’s mission for the humane treatment of animals extend not just to companion animals, but to wildlife too? Animal control facilities are increasingly tasked with responding to [...]

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Adam Leath
06 / 18 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this webinar. [...]

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Amy Taylor
Michelle Welch
06 / 25 / 2019

This webinar will highlight techniques to consider when investigating dogfighting operations.  By highlighting how to investigate pedigrees and online dogfighting certificates, your expert will give corroborative evidence on the stand.  [...]

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Dr. Peggy Rothbaum
06 / 27 / 2019

In today’s stressful and unsettled world, the men and women in Animal Care/Control and Law Enforcement continue to give themselves fully to our society. The physical, emotional, and [...]

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Dr. J Tischendorf
07 / 09 / 2019

This short seminar provides an overview of zoonotic diseases - infections shared between.animals and people - where they are, why, how, and why they are a concern to animal [...]

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Michelle Welch
07 / 11 / 2019

Animal are not stuffed animals that you can collect until you have 101 puppies or cats.  Prosecuting hoarders is a difficult job.  This segment will focus on the unique challenges of [...]

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Nick Lippincott
Dan DeSousa
07 / 25 / 2019

Far too often, animal control and humane law enforcement officers deal with the same pet owners time and time again. Are your citations being overlooked by the prosecutors or courts [...]

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Adam Ricci
08 / 08 / 2019

A supervisory and management level training discussing the perils of change in an emerging profession. The instruction will help attendees to appreciate the less than perfect scenarios they work in [...]

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Adam Leath
08 / 15 / 2019

Animals from a wide variety of species are sold in retail locations across the country. Law enforcement, Animal Control/Animal Services, Humane Investigators, and Criminal Justice Professionals frequently receive complaints [...]

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Terry Mills
08 / 27 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this webinar. [...]

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John Griffin
09 / 05 / 2019

Understanding why and how wild animals thrive in urbanized areas is important to resolving conflicts between humans and wildlife. The information provided will help you improve your agency’s response [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
09 / 12 / 2019

Animal cruelty cases can be tricky due to the evidence and reporting collateral crimes to other agencies is important.  Whether you are dealing with a case involving one animal or [...]

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Richard Samuels
Michelle Welch
09 / 19 / 2019

This webinar will focus on how to do an advanced investigation into cockfighting operations. The speaker will focus on state police flyovers, wildlife cameras, surveillance, and other techniques to make [...]

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Jessica Rock
10 / 01 / 2019

Over the past 30 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, [...]

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John Griffin
10 / 17 / 2019

There is significant fear and misperception associated with rabies and the threat that wildlife might pose to the public.   This webinar will present the common myths that surround rabies and [...]

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Adam Leath
10 / 24 / 2019

Animal Hoarding affects communities across the globe. Although it is not a new phenomenon, authorities have been employing new and innovative ways to approach the problem. With the recent attention [...]

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Jenny Edwards
11 / 07 / 2019

Arrests for bestiality are on the rise. If it hasn't occurred in your jurisdiction yet, it likely will at some point. Research indicates that 34% of animal sex abusers also sexually [...]

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Dave Pauli
12 / 03 / 2019

Expand your wildlife live-capture and handling protocols. Discussion will include: Replacing the NEED to capture or handle wildlife; Ten Stress Reduction Must Do's; Catching the Uncatchable; Redefining Live-traps; and The [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
12 / 05 / 2019

Liability can occur in various forms. Whether it is an officer-involved dog shooting, animal cruelty, dog bites, improper seizure of an animal, premise liability, malicious prosecution, or other actions, we [...]

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Adam Leath
01 / 30 / 2020

The animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or humane investigator's success depends on their ability to leverage both public and private partnerships in the field. This is especially true when [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
02 / 25 / 2020

Many professionals are involved in dangerous dog cases. Learn how important your role is in the cases. This presentation is ideal for law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, 911 dispatchers, EMTs, [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Michelle Welch

This webinar will focus on what lessons we have learned from investigating dogfighting operations and how to apply the evidence you gather in an effective way in court.  The use [...]

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Nick Lippincott

Animals have proven themselves useful to humans for a long time – from assisting with hunting, farming, transport and more recently, as a source of joy, affection, and emotional support. Currently, [...]

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Michelle Welch

Investigation and prosecution are two complex aspects of criminal justice. This gets even more tricky when the law to be applied is relatively new. Brought about by a new awareness [...]

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Adam Ricci

Awareness on the importance of taking animal cruelty cases seriously and its link to more heinous crime has greatly improved in the last few years. There are more initiatives towards [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

When people talk about investigations and case, the most common individuals envisioned to be involved in these are police officers, detectives, and lawyers. Rarely are veterinarians what would be a [...]

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Leigh Anne Garrard

The link between animal cruelty and other forms of violent crimes is being recognized by more and more sectors that are involved in the cases. This awareness is creating an [...]

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Nick Lippincott
Dan DeSousa

Videos of dogs doing smart, crazy and stupid things can make one think that they're angels. Most dog owners see their pets as their child or their best friend – the [...]

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Michelle Welch

Various research and numerous cases have substantiated the link between animal abuse to other forms of violent crime.  And for this webinar, Michelle Welch will discuss this phenomenon, providing case [...]

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Jessica Rock

Animal cruelty is now recognized as a legitimate crime and has been gaining more and more support from all concerned sectors. As a relatively novel crime, it is not without [...]

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Michelle Welch

The Justice Clearinghouse have covered a couple of times the subject of animal cruelty and its link to other cases. The courses have tackled different aspects of animal cruelty, its [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

Dogs have proven themselves to be helpful and dependable companions that a selected few are even trained to be part of law enforcement’s K9 unit. Dogs are subject to [...]

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Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.
Dan DeSousa

Numerous researches have proven the correlation between animal cruelty and violence to humans. Cases of animal abuse were found to mostly occur in households where domestic violence happens. Minors who [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Children who witnessed abuse or have been abused themselves are at a higher risk to become violent during adulthood. Several studies have established the link between animal abuse and other [...]

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John Thompson

72.9 million US households report to having at least one pet – that means one in every 5 American has a dog, cat or other pets. These days, more and more household treat [...]

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Jessica Rock

Numerous evidence and research points to the correlation between animal cruelty cases to other serious crimes including gambling, drugs, gangs, elder abuse, domestic violence, bestiality, as well as child pornography [...]

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Dr. Melinda Merck

In a past webinar with John Thompson, we were able to deep-dive into the link of animal abuse to human abuse. He detailed the reasons why animal abuse should be [...]

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John Thompson

“When animals are abused, people are at risk; When people are abused, animals are at risk.” This is the message that this webinar wants to get across. People often think [...]

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Articles

We loved this statement Michelle Welch made during her webinar, Advanced Techniques for Dog Fighting Prosecutions, about the importance of keeping perspective and being willing to humble yourself to have [...]

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Webinar presenter and NACA Board Member Nick Lippincott answered a number of your questions after his presentation, From Guide Dogs to Therapy Squirrels: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Animal [...]

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Adam Ricci provided a wealth of information during his webinar, Advanced Components of Animal Cruelty Investigations. Here's just one of his reminders for investigators. “Your interaction with a scene immediately [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “Creating an Animal Abuse & Cruelty Unit.” Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Adam Ricci answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Advanced Components of Animal Cruelty Investigations.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: One [...]

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We know sentiments like this are as the result of our incredible team of people and associations we work with. A special thanks to these extraordinary partners, National Law Enforcement [...]

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Dr. Mary Lou Randour the Animal Welfare Institute and Dan DaSousa of San Diego County's Animal Service Department  shared some incredible insights and advice during their webinar, “Animal Cruelty Reporting: [...]

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Michelle Welch of the Virginia Attorney General's Office shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "Combatting Cock Fighting: What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know." Here’s just [...]

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Dr. Martha Smith Blackmore shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "Working with Your Veterinarian to Document Animal Maltreatment." Here's just one snippet from the show.   Click [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Martha Smith Blackmore answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Working with Your Vet to Document Animal Maltreatment." Here are a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Dan DeSousa and Nick Lippincott answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Bad Dogs, Bad Dogs Whatcha Gonna Do? The Designation and Regulation of Vicious/Dangerous [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse.” Here are a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after his presentation  "What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know about Building Cases Against Cock Fighting Perpetrators." Here are a [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Mary Lou Randour and Dan DeSousa answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Animal Cruelty Reporting: What Law Enforcement and Justice Professionals Need to Know." [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Opioids, Animal Welfare and K9 Safety." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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During a recent Justice Clearinghouse interview, John Thompson shared a super insight about the importance of learning, and how growth doesn't stop after attending a national conference or training.   &[...]

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In response to the ever-increasing expense of training, Starting in January 2019, the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) will be partnering with Justice Clearinghouse to offer webinars on a [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell of Campbell Research Consulting answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence.&[...]

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Andrew Campbell shared such incredible information during his webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Pets often absorb the fear of their family members [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of abused women report their intimate partner has threatened or harmed [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Animals are at 11x greater risk for abuse in a home [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in the home is seen [...]

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John Thompson of the National Sheriffs' Association shared such an important reminder about the effects of officer-involved shootings of dogs, during his webinar, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My Dog?" "When [...]

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Webinar presenter John Thompson of the National Sheriffs Association answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My Dog?" Here are a [...]

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Christina McCale

For some people, the idea of having to testify in a court case might be as appealing as getting a root canal. But for many justice professionals, the concept of [...]

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Webinar presenter Jessica Rock answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Animal Cruelty and the Link to Collateral Crimes." Here are some of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Melinda Merck answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Path from Animal Abuse to Human Abuse: Using Veterinary Forensics to Support Investigation and Prosecution [...]

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“When animals are abused, people are at risk; When people are abused, animals are at risk.”  People often think that animal cruelty cases are isolated from crimes [...]

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