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Loving Humans, Loving Pets, Loving Communities

2015 Link Conference

Amelia Olson

Pets are part of my family and like true family members my relationship with my smaller mammal loved ones can be complex. Statistics have shown that when an animal is being abused in a household, a human family member is also experiencing abuse. By acknowledging and studying the link between animal and human violence, we can create new ways of maintaining a safe and secure household for all of our family members. This also allows for multi-disciplinary public safety and public-service agencies to find effective ways to collaborate and cross-report abuse in order to reduce community violence.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) hosts and the Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office and the Animal Care Services Department will head the 2015 Link Conference, an event highlighting what other jurisdictions are doing to improve community relationships with demonstrated success. Anyone from social workers and law enforcement officers to domestic violence workers and attorneys will be attending this crucial event. All others are welcome to attend this conference happening on Monday, Sept. 14, from 8am to 5pm. Registration is $80. For more information visit nationalhispaniccenter.org.   National Hispanic Cultural Center • Mon Sep 14 • 8am-5pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar