Remaining Events in 2019


This Class is now FULL!

Understanding the Nature of Animal Hoarding

Presenter: Jamey Cantrell, City of Plano Animal Services

Friday, JULY 12 | SPECIAL TIME |10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: SPCA of Texas, Training Classroom, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212

CE’s: Approved for 3 continuing education (CE) hours to apply toward animal control officer continuing education requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Continental Breakfast is courtesy of the North Texas LINK Coalition

Boxed Lunch is courtesy of the SPCA of Texas

There is no charge for this training.

Questions about this training? Please click HERE.

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orange bar - link branded colorAugust 9 | Monthly Meeting | Regular Time 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
RSVP by August 7!
Topic: Animal Cruelty in Violent Homes: The Intersection of Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse
Presenter: Tina Regier, MLSW
Location: Catholic Charities Dallas, Town Hall Room, 1421 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75247

This important presentation will feature current research on the intersection of domestic violence and animal abuse. A facilitated Work Group will create a Power and Control Wheel focused on animal abuse and domestic violence.

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According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the link between animal cruelty and violence towards humans is well-documented. Both the National Sheriffs’ Association and the FBI recognize that animal cruelty is a reliable indicator of future violence towards people – there is a strong correlation between elder abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, and animal cruelty.

Join the North Texas LINK Coalition to learn more about how to stop this cycle of abuse.

orange bar - link branded colorSeptember 13 | Monthly Meeting | Regular Time 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

RSVP by September 10!

Topic: Crisis Intervention, Workplace stress and Compassion Fatigue: Veterinary Social Work
Presenter: Sandra Brackenridge, LCSW, Veterinary Social Worker, Texas State Board Approved Supervisor

Location: SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Start Drive, Dallas, 75212, Training Room

Photo courtesy of Sandra Brakenridge,

According to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association January 2019, a higher-than-expected number of deaths from suicide among veterinarians has been described in multiple studies from Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. In 1982, investigations of deaths due to any cause for US veterinarians who died during the years 1947 through 1977 found that the proportionate mortality ratios (PMR) for suicide among white male veterinarians was 1.7 times that of the general US population. Another study of male and female veterinarians in California who died during 1960 through 1992 determined the PMR for suicide among California veterinarians was 2.6 times that of the general population. Read full citations here: JAVMA January 1, 2019, Vol. 254, No. 1, Pages 104-112. 

In the spring of 2018, the Dallas veterinary community experienced the reality of these statistics when over the course of about a month, two veterinary techs, and one veterinarian died by suicide. The Dallas Morning News subsequently collaborated with WNYC Studios Anna Sale and Katie Bishop to create an online interactive found here: The stress of caring – working in a veterinary clinic has never been more demanding.

orange bar - link branded colorQUARTERLY TRAINING IV
October 11 | Special Time | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
RSVP Required by October 8
Pending CEUs: ACO, CE, TCOLE
The Nexus of Animal Cruelty and Serious Crime
Presented by Chelsea Rider, JD, MLS, Director, National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse; Content Strategist, National Sheriffs Association; Program Assistant, National Neighborhood Watch; and Steering Committee Member, National LINK Coalition

Animal Cruelty as a Gateway Crimeorange bar - link branded colorNovember 8 | Monthly Meeting | Regular Time 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Details forthcoming!

orange bar - link branded colorDecember  6| No Monthly Meeting. Instead, the North Texas LINK Coalition Executive Committee will meet to discuss the coalition’s 2020 Strategic Plan. The Committee welcomes your feedback. Please provide your comments, questions, and suggestions on the Contact Us page. Thank you!

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