Suffolk County SPCA: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Link Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

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Suffolk County, NY - October 5, 2014 - The Suffolk County SPCA released the following statement:

Whenever an animal is abused, a chain reaction begins. The evidence of a link between cruelty to animals and violence to humans is compelling. A person who harms animals will likely harm humans -- and a person who harms humans will almost certainly harm animals. By taking action against animal cruelty, we not only prevent animal suffering, but also uncover and perhaps prevent additional crimes. Please report animal cruelty. Together we can break the break the chain of domestic violence!