South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Family violence and animal cruelty

For Workers

Tags: Family Violence

Perpetrators of family violence often threaten to abuse or harm animals as a way to exert control. This booklet, for veterinarians and their staff, covers how to recognise signs of family violence in animals and families, how to respond appropriately to disclosures of family violence and how to refer animals and families on to specialist services for help and support.

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