Our mission is to bring as many disadvantaged, neglected and abused animals and children together to provide care and rehabilitation for both. Evidence is accumulating that shows strong links between animal cruelty and other crimes including interpersonal, family, and community violence. Intervention in cases of animal abuse can be an important avenue for also preventing or identifying other abuse to children, the elderly or partner abuse. Further, evidence shows that children exposed or encouraged to engage in animal abuse are more likely to further abuse animals or to develop conduct disorders. By identifying the issue, appropriate treatment could prevent future issues for both human and non-human animals. Programs such as the one at Peanuts Funny Farm work towards dissolving potential future animal abuse and human violence by promoting kindness and compassion towards all beings. Teaching children animal-assisted activities with kindness/empathy and thoughtfulness both enhances the quality of animal welfare as well as the quality of the children’s life. When together, animals and children comfort, respect, trust and love each other and learn that they do matter. We believe this will help break the cycle and mindset of abuse as well as create a better future for both animals and children of today.
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