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Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

Animal Cruelty

AVMA Position Statement
What does the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have to say about the veterinarians' role in recognizing and reporting animal cruelty? Find out by reading the AVMA position statement and guidelines on this subject.

ASPCAPro provides tools and resources for animal welfare professionals and advocates, including public and private animal protection organizations and rescue groups, veterinarians, law enforcement agencies, and emergency responders. They have gathered information and knowledge from experts, along with profiles, sample materials, and inspiration from proven programs in the field, for share and use.

Practical Guidelines for Shelters Handling Hoarding Situations
This PetSmart Charities webinar provides both small and large agencies with practical guidelines on how to handle hoarding cases, including documenting and handling the operational aspects of caring for a multitude of cats as well as working with the media to get these felines places into new homes.

State Laws on Cruelty
Do you know the pertinent laws in your state? Experts at the ASPCA have partnered with the Michigan State University College of Law's Animal Legal & Historical Center to share its online database of animal-related laws, and their penalties, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Hoarding of Animal Research Consortium
Animal hoarding is a complex problem in which those involved accumulate more animals than they can care for, resulting in life-threatening neglect and welfare issues for both animals and people. The Hoarding of Animal Research Consortium is the premier resource for up to date information on this subject.

Dog Fighting
Dog fighting is a horrific cruelty that is illegal in every US state. Cock fighting is no less horrible a sport. To learn more, visit the Humane Society of the United States web page on animal fighting.