Navigation Links
Why won't she leave him? Abused women often fear for pets left behind
Date:9/25/2013

URBANA, Ill. Veterinarians and women's shelters can make it easier for abused women to decide to leave their homes, particularly when the abuser is using a beloved pet as part of a campaign to control his partner, reports a new University of Illinois study.

He made me stand there and . . . watch [him kill my cat]. And he was like: That could happen to you, one woman in the study said.

"These incidences are very symbolic of what the abuser is capable of doing. He's sending the message: I can do something just as severe to hurt you," said Jennifer Hardesty, a U of I associate professor of human development and family studies.

For the study, Hardesty interviewed 19 abused women about their decisions on what to do with their pets when they were seeking help from a shelter.

A recent study found that 34 percent of women had delayed leaving out of concern for their pets because their abuser had threatened and harmed the animals in the past, Hardesty noted.

"For abused women, a pet can be a treasured source of unconditional love and comfortmaybe even protectionin a time of transition. Many are strongly bonded to their animals," she said.

Hardesty stressed that not all abused women are strongly bonded to their pets, and not all abusers target pets as part of their campaign to control their partner.

She does recommend that shelter personnel ask women if they have pets in their home, if they need help placing the pets somewhere, and if something should be done to protect the animals.

At present, only a few shelters welcome pets. In response, the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine is pioneering a program that provides a safe haven for pets until women in shelters can find housing and reclaim their animals.

"It would be ideal if the pet was able to stay with the woman at the shelter, but you'd need a reasonably well socialized and non-aggressive animal for that, and it would require a majo
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer
p-pickle@illinois.edu
217-244-2827
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Addiction: Can you ever really completely leave it behind?
2. Catastrophic climatic events leave corals facing a decade-long fight for recovery
3. New research shows weekend binge drinking could leave lasting liver damage
4. Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the brain
5. Pics, shoots and leaves: Ecologists turn digital cameras into climate change tools
6. Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood
7. Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves
8. Dry leaves make for juicy science
9. Selective grazing and aversion to olive and grape leaves achieved in goats and sheep
10. NEIKER and INRA discover that BDA symptoms in grapevine leaves are a sign of esca
11. Changes in water chemistry leave lake critters defenseless
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... some good news for parents of preterm babies latest ... by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many ... at term. , A study conducted by the University,s ... the preterm child experiences no brain injury in early life, ... good as their term-born peers. , However, the results of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... it affects 1 in 100,000 people characterized by ... its cause remains unknown, a new study by a team ... Bonn in Germany and other European institutions confirms for the ... published on 6 July in Nature Genetics , is ... we swallow, a sphincter in the lower esophagus opens, allowing ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... A new study from UC San Francisco is the ... stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative ... exercising and sleeping well. , "The study participants ... telomere shortening than the ones who didn,t maintain healthy ... said lead author Eli Puterman, PhD, assistant professor in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Preterm children's brains can catch up years later 2Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all 2Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says 2
... breathing problems after birth, and rare, inherited DNA differences may ... Medicine in St. Louis. The study is the first ... associated with a significant number of cases of respiratory distress ... RDS is the most common respiratory problem in newborns and ...
... Putnam Valley, NY. (Nov. 27, 2012) A ... Cell Transplantation (21:8), now freely available on-line ... mesenchymal cells derived from skeletal muscle (SM-MSCs) or ... muscle (myocardium) of separate groups of laboratory rats ...
... scientists from the University of Navarra and the Catalan Association ... Maestrazgo caves in Teruel, Spain. Their description has been published ... to one of the most ancient animal species on the ... a region of the Iberian Range where fauna has not ...
Cached Biology News:Gene linked to respiratory distress in babies 2Gene linked to respiratory distress in babies 3Study suggests different organ-derived stem cell injections improve heart function 2Three new arthropod species have been found in the Maestrazgo Caves in Teruel 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... WARRINGTON, Pa. , July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company dedicated to advancing a new standard of ... financial results on August 5, 2014 before the ... The Company will host a live teleconference ... day. During the conference call, Discovery Labs, management ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  Cannabis Science, Inc. ... formulation-based drug development and related consulting, applauds the ... taking a strong position in opposition to current ... 27, 2014 publication.  The New York Times also ... this week exploring the issue called "High Time:  ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... PA & Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI), a vaccine pioneer in the ... financial services firm Newport Coast Securities, Inc. to ... ITI is commercializing LAMP-vax technology, a breakthrough vaccine ... vaccines and immunotherapy market. The company exclusively licensed ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014  Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ) ... its investment in Green Chemistry and donated more than ... year, the Company announced Monday in its new ... World? The report comes in a ... a responsible corporate citizen, including recognition for the second ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Discovery Labs to Report 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 3Immunomic Therapeutics Engages Newport Coast Securities, Inc. 2Immunomic Therapeutics Engages Newport Coast Securities, Inc. 3Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 2Sigma-Aldrich Achieves Record Success in Environmental, Community Initiatives 3
... 2011 Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR ... monitoring and the leading domestic provider of outsourced medical physics ... quarter ended March 31, 2011.   Fiscal 2011 ... to $32.3 million on contribution from Medical Physics segment and ...
... N.J., May 3, 2011 BioNeutral Group, Inc. ... today announced that it has signed on to ... disinfectant technology to the infection control professionals attending ... in Infection Control and Epidemiology) ( www.apic.org ). ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to ... financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. ... 2011, VIVUS reported a net loss of $9.9 million or $0.12 ... or $0.23 per share for the first quarter of 2010. The ...
Cached Biology Technology:Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 2Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 3Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 4Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 5Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 6Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 7Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 8Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 9Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 10Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 11Landauer, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2011 Second Quarter Results 12BioNeutral to Premier its EPA-Approved Ygiene® 206 Hospital-Grade Disinfectant at the Annual 2011 APIC Conference, While Community Health of South Florida Begins Product Review 2BioNeutral to Premier its EPA-Approved Ygiene® 206 Hospital-Grade Disinfectant at the Annual 2011 APIC Conference, While Community Health of South Florida Begins Product Review 3BioNeutral to Premier its EPA-Approved Ygiene® 206 Hospital-Grade Disinfectant at the Annual 2011 APIC Conference, While Community Health of South Florida Begins Product Review 4VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4VIVUS Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5
ATGL Antibody Shipping Temperature: HOT Storage Temperature: -20C...
Human sIL-2R/CD25 ELI-PAIR Kit...
Rabbit polyclonal to Factor IX ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 2158 SwissProtID: P00740...
Rabbit polyclonal to Phosphothreonine-Proline / Phosphoserine-Proline ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: