This week is Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week.

OAA recognizes the link between animal cruelty and domestic violence and works tirelessly to provide resources to those impacted.

We advocate for policies that address family violence, including companion animals, such as the successful passage on 1/6/21 of Ohio House Bill 33. H.B. 33 addresses the need for cross-reporting animal and human violence and builds on the legal tools created by the passage of pet protective orders, felony cruelty, and bestiality laws in Ohio that assist animals impacted by family violence.