Exploring the Role of Animals in Elder Abuse Cases: How Pets Are Used to Both Harm and Heal

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Cases of animal abuse, cruelty and neglect have historically been considered isolated incidents and separate from other forms of family violence. However, professionals and researchers are beginning to understand the strong link between animal abuse and other forms of violence, including elder abuse. This webinar will explore the strong connection between animal abuse and elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

This webinar is designed for professionals in the aging service field, Adult Protective Services, domestic violence field, and those in the animal welfare field.


  • Phil Arkow is a national expert on human-animal interactions and violence prevention. He is the coordinator and co-founder of National Resource Center on the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project. He is co-founder of the National Animal Control Association, and the Colorado and New Jersey humane federations.
  • Gina Kazimir is the Executive Director of Pets on Wheels, non-profit organization that brings the joy of friendly pet therapy to nursing homes, hospitals, assistive home facilities, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and libraries.

Cost: complimentary

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For questions or to request accommodations contact:

Robin J. Lerner