Animal Abuse/Cruelty to Animals

Upcoming Webinars

Jessica Rock
02 / 21 / 2019

Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including steroids to enhance muscle mass [...]

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Adam Ricci
02 / 28 / 2019

The profession of animal welfare field operations continues to grow to new heights.  With this comes new challenges and hurdles investigators will face while investigating.  This course will [...]

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Michelle Welch
03 / 05 / 2019

Utilizing specialized prosecutions units and taskforces to aid local law enforcement in investigating difficult investigations and prosecutions.  Today, there are so many crimes vying for law enforcement’s attention, a [...]

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Nick Lippincott
03 / 28 / 2019

What happens when a person is bitten by a guide dog for the visually impaired, or the owner of an emotional support animal is hospitalized? The lines defining service animals [...]

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Jennifer H. Chin
04 / 09 / 2019

Animals seized in cruelty and blood sports cases must often be held for long periods of time until ownership is either voluntarily relinquished or the animals are forfeited as part [...]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Recorded Webinars

Jessica Rock

Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including steroids to enhance muscle mass [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

Veterinarians can help investigators better document cases of alleged animal maltreatment. Not all veterinarians have training in the emerging field of veterinary forensics but investigators can provide veterinarians with guidance [...]

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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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Recognizing the Link Animal Human Abuse
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 [...]

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Articles

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."&[...]

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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 [...]

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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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