Are you experiencing family/domestic violence? • If you are in danger, call 000 • For information call 1800 RESPECT • Animal support information available here.

Are you experiencing family/domestic violence?
• If you are in danger, call 000
• For information call 1800 RESPECT
• Animal support information available here.

Aware ARC

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Proving ‘ownership’ of pet animals

Proving ‘ownership’ of pet animals

Reporting animal abuse

State by state animal abuse legislation and reporting options.

Someone is hurting my animal

What to do if your animal is harmed or threatened by someone close to you.

Dealing with resistance

Resistance is “any form of response that denies, challenges or undermines efforts” to prevent social change. Whilst it is inevitable, it can be helpful to be prepared. This fact sheet gives tips on how to respond to resistance.

What is an animal inclusive service?

Animals provide emotional support, unconditional love, and stability for many victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. This bond can be exploited by perpetrators, who may inflict or threaten harm to animals as a strategy to intimidate, coerce or control human victim-survivors. Having an animal inclusive practice validates the love and care that clients have for their animals and legitimises the human-animal bond. This fact sheet outlines how your service can be more animal inclusive.

Relevant laws

This fact sheet contains a summary of the laws and other codes that are relevant to people with animals who are in a family/domestic violence situation.

Safety plan for animals

For a person leaving a domestic/family violence situation and taking animals with them, particularly large animals, planning is essential. This resource sheet details steps for preparation to leave with animals.