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  • A small number of national organizations are providing information and training on the Link.
  • Many Link programs are being carried out at the local level by local organizations.
  • Many national and local organizations provide information and resources on the Link but do not offer programs.
  • In general, animal-focused organizations (e.g., humane socieities and animal advocacy organizations) seem to be taking the lead on the Link more than human services organizations.

American Humane Association 
Operates the National Resource Center on the Link.
Provides seminars and workshops for human service and animal service professionals. 

American Veterinary Medical Association

Animal Defense Global 

Animal Legal Defense Fund
Zero Tolerance for Cruelty campaign includes effort to raise awareness about the Link.

Anti-Cruelty Statutes

ASAIRS (Animal Sexual Abuse Information & Resource Site)

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Doris Day Animal Foundation

Grupo para el de la Violencia Humanos y Animales

Humane Society of the United States Launched First Strike in 1997, a campaign on the connection between animal cruelty and human violence.
Designates a week in April as Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week.
Bimonthly e-newsletter. 

Municipal Codes

New York State Human Association
Manual on how to investigate animal cruelty.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)

People, Animals, Nature, Inc. (PAN)
Safe Pets Program.

Pet (animal abuser database)

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Zero Tolerance for Violence campaign -- "People who are violent to animals rarely stop there."

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Serials Killers and Mass Murderers 

Society and Animals Forum (formerly psyeta)
Quarterly journal.
Focuses on examining the practice and policy implications of the relationship between human violence and animal abuse and developing the academic field of human-animal studies.
Publications and training workshops for professionals on the treatment of adult and child animal abusers. 

Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Latham Foundation
Clearinghouse for information on the Link and humane education.
Quarterly magazine.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Information on TACC (Tufts Animals and Condition Scales)

The Zero: Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence Resources