Articles About Companion Animals

Please see the below articles about Companion Animals from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

Spotlighting Safe Haven Services for People and Pets

In 2011, AWI’s Safe Havens Mapping Project developed an integrated, comprehensive state-by-state listing of sheltering services for the animals of those experiencing domestic violence. Today, there are approximately 1,200 Safe Havens for Pets listings in...

Long-Lost Dog Reunited with Family

Shortly before Thanksgiving, a stray dog was brought to a local shelter in San Antonio. The dog was scanned and found to have a microchip that identified his family. After receiving a call, the dog’s...

AWI Unveils New Safe Havens Website

Since 2011, AWI has managed the Safe Havens Mapping Project—a searchable database of sheltering services that can assist individuals experiencing domestic violence in placing their companion animals out of harm’s way. AWI works to spread...

Greyhound Racing Rounds Its Final Turn

Since its peak in 1985, greyhound racing in the United States has been on the decline. Once the last track in Texas closed in June 2020, only four states—Arkansas, Iowa, West Virginia, and Florida—had active...

All US States Now Allow Vets to Report Suspected Animal Abuse

The crucial role of veterinarians in identifying and reporting suspected animal abuse is becoming clearer—to the public, to law enforcement, to veterinarians themselves, and to lawmakers. Most recently, thanks to a decade-long effort by both...

Horse Rescues Hard Pressed by Pandemic

During the COVID-19 crisis, equine rescues across the country are contending with dwindling supplies, support, and income. These rescues often rely on fundraising events such as open houses and adoption fees as revenue sources, and...

Coronavirus and Pets: Saving Our Companion Animals

by Caroline A. Griffin, Esq., AWI Board of Directors We have borne witness to the devastating effects of COVID-19, which is wreaking havoc throughout the United States and across the globe. While our attention has...