Monday, March 17, 2008

3/25: Seminar on the links between animal abuse and child abuse

On March 25th, the Pet Therapy Program of the Humane Society of Sarasota County is offering a free seminar on the links between animal abuse and child abuse. The speaker is Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D., from the Humane Society of the United States, a national expert on the link. The seminar runs from 1:00 until 3:00 and is being held at the HSSC Education Center at 2331 15th St., Sarasota. More information is available from HSSC here.
“Animal abuse is a type of interpersonal violence; it often co-occurs with child abuse and other forms of family violence. Identifying and treating animal abuse is an important tool in protecting children from abuse and neglect, while at the same time promoting the safety and well-being of both the children and their pets.” -Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D.

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