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  1. Paws for Thought Counselling

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  2. Companion Animals and Online Discourse: Victim-Blaming and Animal Evacuation

    | Contributor(s):: Reed, Ashley E., DeYoung, Sarah E., Farmer, Ashley K.

    People often intentionally or unintentionally leave companion animals behind in an evacuation during a hazard event. In online animal rescue forums, people curate, comment on, and engage in posts during and after disasters. Many times, the content of the posts and comments to the posts are...

  3. Fleeing with Fido: an Analysis of What Canadian Domestic Violence Shelters Are Communicating Via their Websites about Leaving an Abusive Relationship when Pets Are Involved

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, Allison, Barrett, Betty Jo, Fitzgerald, Amy, Peirone, Amy

  4. Where is the real trap? Domination and mutualism in Teetl’it Gwich’in sensibilities about trapping

    | Contributor(s):: Wishart, Robert P.

  5. Responding to the problem of ‘food security’ in animal cruelty policy debates: building alliances between animal-centred and human-centred work on food system issues

    | Contributor(s):: Evans, Brodie, Johnson, Hope

  6. Help-Seeking Among Abused Women With Pets: Evidence From a Canadian Sample

    | Contributor(s):: Barrett, B. J., Fitzgerald, A., Peirone, A., Stevenson, R., Cheung, C. H.

  7. Amy's Wish With Wings

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    Our mission is to provide equine assisted activities for children with special needs. This may include but is not limited to children with autism, down syndrome, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, victims of abuse, vision impaired, selective mutism and many others.  These children benefit...

  8. Animal assisted crisis response and creating connections: a practical guide for implementing therapy dogs into a victim services policing environment

    | Contributor(s):: Krista L. E. Levar

    This project was created to address the needs of police based victim services units as they implement a therapy dog program into police detachments. Taking the form of a manual, this project examines the many considerations of implementing a program that has very little precedent in Canada and no...

  9. Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime

    Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...

  10. The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal "Link"

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Button

    Academics, victims, and advocates have increasingly brought attention to the need for programs and policies to protect and shelter nonhuman victims of domestic violence. Research focused on the “Link” between human-based violence and violence against animals has played a significant...

  11. Companions for Courage

    As a part of the community outreach program of South Lake Animal League, Companions for Courage is 501(3)c non-profit group made up of volunteer teams comprising of a handler and a special Therapy Dog that are there to “help make the sad things seem not so bad”. The volunteers and...

  12. K9th Circuit Program

    The need for trauma sensitive courts is being recognized in courts throughout the nation. This need is clearly evident when children become involved in the court system as victims of abuse. To address this need, the Ninth Judicial Circuit established the K9th Circuit Program. The program,...

  13. Dream Power Therapy

    DreamPower Therapy, Inc. is a non-profit organization working with physically and mentally challenged clients from age 3 to 80. Dream Power offers therapeutic, sport and recreational horseback riding in outdoor arenas as well as on our beautiful trails. Dream Power Therapy is a member of the...

  14. Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center

    Therapeion was founded in 2007 to provide therapeutic riding services for persons with disabilities and youth facing difficult life challenges. Our pilot program was held in the summer of 2007 and from there we have grown to offering services March through October to approximately fifty riders...

  15. Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited

    | Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.

  16. The Dangerous "Waiting Game" Caused by the Failure to Recognize Animal Abuse in the Formal Definition of Domestic Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Kalafut

    Although many may view the home as a place where individuals are the safest, the reality for those who are affected by domestic violence, also called “intimate partner violence,” is that “home” is where torture occurs — of wives, of children, and even the...

  17. Ritual hunt and sacrifice among the Huichols: between predation and alliance, exchange and identification

    | Contributor(s):: Neurath, Johannes

  18. Restraining the (Real) Beast: Protective Orders and Other Statutory Enactments to Protect the Animal Victims of Domestic Violence in Rhode Island

    | Contributor(s):: Margreta Vellucci

    Animal abuse is a long-recognized societal problem, transcending time, place, and culture. Instances of animal abuse have been documented in the United States and abroad forcenturies while the subject of animal abuse has appeared frequently in literary works and historical anecdotes. Despite this...

  19. A qualitative investigation into dogs serving on animal assisted crisis response (AACR) teams : advances in crisis counselling.

    | Contributor(s):: Filomena Bua

    Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) is a new field that operates in collaboration with other crisis services to support people affected by a traumatic event. Essentially itconsists of an animal and human handler team specifically trained in animal therapy, animal assisted crisis response and...

  20. Coyote attacks on humans in the United States and Canada

    | Contributor(s):: White, Lynsey A., Gehrt, Stanley D.

    Coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded their range across much of North America and are now established in many metropolitan areas. Their presence in urban areas has often elicited concern from the public, although the actual risk that they pose to human populations is unclear. We conducted an...