Welcome to the Colorado LINK Project !
The Colorado LINK Project website has been created to provide information and resources for communities and professionals to better understand and respond to “the Link” related issues of public safety and human and animal welfare in Colorado.
We have launched a new webinar series! Interconnected: A webinar series on the human-animal bond and its impact on public health and well-being.
June 29, 2017 at 1:00p.m. MDT: The Co-Occurrence of animal abuse and family violence: Where are we now?
Presented by: Allie Phillips
Description: Since the mid-1970’s there has been a growth in studies and application exploring how animal abuse co-occurs with family violence. This webinar will discuss some of the latest research so that agencies and staff assisting victims of crime are better suited to assist when animals are caught in the crossfire.
July 13, 2017 at 1:00p.m. MDT: What if animal cruelty is disclosed? How is it defined? If reported, what happens?
Presented by: Joe Stafford, Director of Animal Law Enforcement at Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region and Diane Balkin, Former Deputy District Attorney and Attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund Criminal Justice Program
Description: For agencies who are housing or assisting victims of domestic violence, or talking with children who have experienced or observed abuse and violence, a disclosure of animal abuse or neglect may occur. This webinar will discuss how animal cruelty is defined in Colorado, and if reported, who investigates, what does the investigation entail, and what to expect.
August 24, 2017 at 1:00p.m. MDT: Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)™: An Innovative Global Initiative for Domestic Violence Shelters
Presented by: Allie Phillips
Description: When animals are targeted during family violence, it can create a significant barrier to safety for humans and animals. The SAF-T Program was created in recognition that families who are abused often have pets and do not wish to be separated from them when fleeing their abusive environment. This webinar will detail how to establish a SAF-T Program at your community domestic violence shelter, including housing options, safety protocols, funding and more.
September 21, 2017 at 1:00p.m. MDT: Pets of individuals and families experiencing homelessness
Presented by: Genevieve Frederick, Founder of Pets of the Homeless
Description: This webinar will outline why most shelters for people experiencing homelessness are not housing pets. Genevieve Frederick, Founder of Pets of the Homeless, will discuss a new model that addresses that issue, as well as resources for pets of people experiencing homelessness that include pet food and emergency veterinary care.
Learn More About :
- the Link
- the human-animal bond
- signs and symptoms of maltreatment
- why animal cruelty is a public safety issue
- animal related laws in Colorado
- how to contribute to the Colorado LINK Project
- for parents and caregivers
- for victims of violence
- how to report maltreatment of humans or animals
- offense specific animal cruelty evaluations
- Link toolkits for professionals
- for training and technical assistance
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All information from the Colorado LINK Project is provided for information purposes only as a public service. Information on the Colorado LINK Project website is subject to change without prior notice. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, the Colorado LINK Project and the Institute for Human-Animal Connection make no guarantees of any kind.