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February 22, 2005

Colorado Alliance for Cruelty Prevention



Meeting Participants

  • Theresa Abeyta, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Andy Archuleta, Denver Fire
  • Joan Casey, Animal Assistance Foundation
  • John Cogley, CCA Trauma and DVT
  • Ruth Glenn, Colorado Department of Human Services
  • Judy Gordon, Consultant to CBA
  • Bill Henry, Metropolitan State College
  • Carri King, Mental Health Corporation of Denver
  • Janet Paulson, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
  • Corey Price, Dumb Friends League
  • Barbara Riedell, Trainer in Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Bill Riedell, Deacon St. Timothy’s
  • Kathleen Schoen, CBA
  • Patricia Wolff, Business Maven, LLC




Next Meeting

Tuesday March 22, 2005, 12:00-1:30PM at CBA, 3rd floor small conference room (bring your own lunch). 





  • Kath facilitated the meeting.
  • She announced that Kay (the scheduled speaker for today’s meeting) was unable to make it, and that Phil Tedeschi who was planning on coming and speaking briefly about his current research also was unable to make it. They will each speak to the group in the future. Corey gave a brief description of Phil’s work: he has looked at 200 animal abuse cases and broken them into typologies; is now working to get more evidence to develop treatment plans for the different types of abusers; wants CACP to help in getting the word out to promote gathering this evidence; aims to apply the science of animal abuse to enhancing treatment.
  • Kath gave a brief history for the benefit of first-time attendees (Ruth Glenn, Theresa Abeyta, Bill Henry, and Patricia Wolff). (Note to Ruth, Theresa, Bill, and Patricia – visit a slightly lengthier history on this intranet site at Marketing Materials, CACP Short History).
  • John C spoke briefly about the April 21 LINK training: it is for animal control professionals as well as for treatment providers, and in the afternoon, there will be two tracks.
  • Joan reported that a bill to grant immunity to people reporting animal abuse is currently being reviewed in the state legislature.
  • Bill R reported that a meeting of Front Range clergy will take place on April 21st and he invited Corey to make a 15-20 minute presentation about CACP/the LINK.
  • First-time attendee Patricia Wolff offered to donate her time to do research for CACP’s animal cause; members can contact her to find out details.
  • Andy noted that he will be doing a firesetter assessment on the person who recently broke into an animal shelter and set fire to the dogs.



  • Kath said that CACP has been requested to do training for vets. CACP member Ralph Johnson seeks to be trained to be a co-trainer for those sessions. Diane B is not able to take on these trainings in additional to all she is already doing. Corey volunteered Keith Davis from DDFL to become a trainer. Janet P volunteered herself.


Future Funding

  • Kath explained that the plans agreed upon at the January meeting (for expanding training throughout the state and for producing a quarterly newsletter targeted at professional organizations) are beyond CBA’s Family Violence Program budget. She recommended writing a grant proposal to support taking on these new projects.
  • Kath explained that Judy’s services (attending meetings, facilitating meetings as requested, developing and maintaining the intranet site and website, preparing and circulating meeting minutes) have been – and will continue to be paid for with CBA FVP budget. CBA FVP will also pay Judy to write grants on behalf of CACP.
  • CACP will send a letter of inquiry to the Animal Assistance Foundation and if encouraged to apply, will do so by the March 25th deadline. Corey, Kath, Judy, and perhaps Kay will contribute to the grant proposal.
  • Joan offered to suggest other potential sources of funding.


Communication Tools

  • Janet suggested that the brochure committee (which needs to be convened) may want to take on the responsibility of generating ideas for the quarterly newsletter.
  • Members suggested ideas for the newsletter including featuring CACP members’ efforts and reporting on interesting cases.


Future Leadership

  • Kath asked for a member to step forward and volunteer to run meetings. She indicated that it is time for a more formal chairperson to continue to facilitate the alliances and business of the organization. CBA will continue to provide support via Kath and Michelle, but a leader from the general membership is needed to move the organization forward.
  • Any member interested in providing this leadership can contact Kath directly.


 Minutes prepared by Judy Gordon