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Positive Links Positive Links is a nonprofit organization working to raise awareness about The Link Between Animal
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Positive Links is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing all forms of family violence, including animal abuse, child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. We provide training and public outreach on the link between animal abuse and human violence, commonly referred to as The Link. We also work with domestic violence shelters and other community members to make the journey from a domest

ic violence situation safe for everyone in the family including animals. For more information, or to schedule a presentation or training for your organization, please visit our website: www.thelinknm.com

Just Announced!The 2023 Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence has been approved for Emergency M...
09/07/2023

Just Announced!
The 2023 Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence has been approved for Emergency Medical Service CEUs!

The conference has been approved for 5 hours preparatory/operations; 3 hours Pediatrics; 2 hours Special Considerations. Additionally, the conference has also been approved for:

Social Work CEs (NASW-NM) - Approved for 11 CEUs.
Attorney MCLEs (NM MCLE) - Approved for 11 CLEs.
Law Enforcement CEUs (NM DPS) - Approved for 11 CEUs.

Animal abuse and human violence are connected. Know the signs, understand the causes, and take action. Learn from experts in the field, get training, and network with other professionals as we work to raise awareness between animal abuse and domestic violence. Gain valuable knowledge on how to stop the cycles of violence for a safer community and future. Register by clicking here!

Learn the Link, save a life!

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Click here to apply now! Deadline for scholarship applications are 9/12.

Call for conference volunteers!Are you a passionate animal advocate and interested in volunteering at the 2023 Conferenc...
08/31/2023

Call for conference volunteers!

Are you a passionate animal advocate and interested in volunteering at the 2023 Conference on the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence? Reach out to Sophie Rouge at [email protected]!

Learn the Link, save a life!

The 2023 Conference on the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence is right around the corner, register now! The conference will feature national and internationally acclaimed experts in Link-related topics, including the latest information to help identify and stop the violence in our communities.

The conference will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, Sep.18-19th.

This event has been approved for 11 social work CEUs, 11 legal CLEs, 11 law enforcement CEUs, and has applied for EMS and veterinary CEUs.

Grab some doggie treats tomorrow! All proceeds from pup treats will be donated to Positive Links to support the NM Confe...
08/30/2023

Grab some doggie treats tomorrow! All proceeds from pup treats will be donated to Positive Links to support the NM Conference on the Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence in September.

August has been a rough month for us and appreciate how you have been so understanding and patient with us.

This Thursday, August 31st, we will be at Vegos from 11 a.m. until sold out. Please join us at Vegos for the last day of the Albuquerque Vegan Chef Challenge.

Menu:

Spiced Zucchini and Walnut Muffins

GF* Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

GF* Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal DOGGIE COOKIES (100% of Doggie Cookie $ale$ will be donated to Positive Links - since we missed out on 2023 Mutt Strutt at the Altura Park Neighborhood Association Community Social )

Chunky Cookie Bars (Chocolate chip cookie bars loaded with pecans, toasted coconut, and chunks of marshmallows).

GF* Churro Crispy Rice Treats

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT!

🖤🩷

Thanks to Alex Paints Dogs for attending the Mutt Strutt fundraiser on Sunday and donating one of his custom animal port...
08/30/2023

Thanks to Alex Paints Dogs for attending the Mutt Strutt fundraiser on Sunday and donating one of his custom animal portraits to our raffle!

We were also honored to have new NM House District 25 Representative, Cristina Parajon, attend the event with her whole family including her two furry family members.

We are so happy this super cool family won the pet portrait gift certificate at the Mutt Strut! They were so enthusiastic and sincere and Cristina Parajon is an amazing young woman doing great things. Can’t wait to paint these pups!

Learn The Link, Save a Life!We are excited to be back in person after four years! Join us September 18th-19th at the Nat...
08/23/2023

Learn The Link, Save a Life!

We are excited to be back in person after four years! Join us September 18th-19th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Gain valuable knowledge on how to stop the cycles of violence for a safer community and future. Learn skills in de-escalation, how to recognize warning signs of violence, and take action. For more information, visit TheLinkNM.com

This event has been approved for 11 social work CEUs, 11 law enforcement CEUs, 11 legal CLEs, and applications for attorney CLEs, veterinarian CEUs, EMS CEUs have been submitted.

Interested in applying for a scholarship? Questions? Email [email protected]

Early bird pricing for The 2023 New Mexico Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence has been exten...
08/18/2023

Early bird pricing for The 2023 New Mexico Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence has been extended to 8/20!

Don’t wait, register now and secure your spot at early bird pricing. Early bird pricing ends 8/20! Register by clicking here!
Join us September 18th-19th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Learn from experts in the field, get training, and network with other professionals as we work to raise awareness between animal abuse and domestic violence. Gain valuable knowledge on how to stop the cycles of violence for a safer community and future. For more information, visit TheLinkNM.com

This event has been approved for 11 social work CEUs, 11 law enforcement CEUs, 11 legal CLEs, and applications for attorney CLEs, veterinarian CEUs, EMS CEUs have been submitted.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Early Bird pricing ends today! Register now for the 2023 Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence....
08/15/2023

Early Bird pricing ends today! Register now for the 2023 Conference on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. Learn valuable skills and gain vital knowledge in stopping animal abuse and domestic violence. Know the link, save a life!

This event has been approved for:
Social Work CEs (NASW-NM) – Approved for 11 CEUs.
Attorney MCLEs (NM MCLE) – Approved for 11 CLEs.
Law Enforcement CEUs (NM DPS) – Approved for 11 CEUs.

The Conference has applied for education credits for the following professions:
Veterinary CEs (State of NM – Board of Veterinary Medicine)
EMS CEs (NM EMS)

Join Positive Links September 18th-19th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the 2023 Conference on The Link bet...
08/01/2023

Join Positive Links September 18th-19th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the 2023 Conference on The Link between Animal and Human Violence. Early bird registration until August 15th, register now! Learn from experts in the field, get training, and network with others so we can raise awareness and look for solutions on how to Stop the Violence.

This event has been approved for 11 social work CEUs, 11 Law Enforcement CEUs (NM DPS). The Conference has applied for education credits for the following professions: EMS, attorney, and veterinarian. Reserve your spot today before prices increase August 15th! Register at https://my.nmculture.org/20540/20541.

02/23/2023

Positive Links is working with Animal Protection Voters on this important legislation. Please let your Senators and Representatives know that you support making sexual assault on an animal a crime in New Mexico!

We're at the pop-up at La Salita today from 11 -2. Come join us and get your holiday shopping done at this amazing craft...
12/10/2022

We're at the pop-up at La Salita today from 11 -2. Come join us and get your holiday shopping done at this amazing craft fair to benefit Santuario de Karuna!

Positive Links is looking for someone to plan our 2023 New Mexico Conference on The Link! This will include planning the...
10/31/2022

Positive Links is looking for someone to plan our 2023 New Mexico Conference on The Link! This will include planning the conference, managing logistics, and handling outreach and marketing. The organizer for the past 15 years will be available to help as needed. If you are a very organized person, ideally with event planning experience, please send a letter of interest and a resume to [email protected]. Position open until filled.

This will be a contract position. Contract amount negotiable.

It's domestic violence awareness month! Please find a way to support your local DV shelter with a financial contribution...
10/10/2022

It's domestic violence awareness month! Please find a way to support your local DV shelter with a financial contribution, some volunteer hours, or a donation of needed items.

NMDOG has always been a staunch supporter of our work to reduce all forms of family violence. We are so appreciative of the work they do for the people and animals of New Mexico!

09/21/2022

Sheriff Kim Stewart unveiled charges against Forghedaboudit chef Bob Yacone in the death of spouse Kim Yacone.

09/15/2022

Today marks the first day of Latinx Heritage Month. According to the National Latinx Network, about 1 in 3 Latinas will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime, and 1 in 12 Latinas have experienced intimate partner violence in the past 12 months. While this number is similar to the rate of white individuals facing abuse, Latinx survivors can face barriers to getting support. Check out this article to learn more: http://ow.ly/oBPA50KKgFB

09/08/2022

Victim-blaming isolates victim/survivors and makes it harder for them to come forward. Examples of victim-blaming include:

▪️Making excuses for the abuser ("They were drunk")
▪️Blaming the survivor for the abuse because of something they did (or didn’t do) or said (or didn’t say)
▪️Saying the victim is making up the abuse to get attention

The best thing to do when a survivor shares their story with you is to listen and believe them.
If you have any questions or concerns about your relationship, give us a call at 1-800-373-1043.

05/22/2022

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 71% of pet owners entering domestic violence shelters report that their abuser had threatened, injured, or killed family pets. This is why DVIP has a safe pet program that includes fostering, emergency vet services, and Cooper's House, the kennel area in our shelter.

You can learn more about our emergency pet services here: http://ow.ly/h6QR50Jelyl

Mutt Strutt is tomorrow! See you an your adorable mutts at 2p in Altura Park!!
05/21/2022

Mutt Strutt is tomorrow! See you an your adorable mutts at 2p in Altura Park!!

Sunday's Mutt Strutt gives canines chance to win prizes, get vaccines and microchips

Sunday is going to be a great event! It's not just the Mutt Strutt - there will be all kinds of family activities and fu...
05/19/2022

Sunday is going to be a great event! It's not just the Mutt Strutt - there will be all kinds of family activities and fun. Be sure to come out to Altura Park on Sunday from 2 - 4pm to join the fun!

Thank you to New Mexico Highlands University for this incredible offer!
04/22/2022

Thank you to New Mexico Highlands University for this incredible offer!

Way to go New Mexico Highlands University!

I would like to offer six scholarships to any member of the NMHU community to take the online basic course in Animal Care and Control (ACO) from the National Animal Control and Care Association (NACA). The class is valued at $447 but will be offered free to the first six people who indicate an interest. This offer is open to students, faculty, and staff at the Las Vegas campus and all the Centers.

The course is offered asynchronously and provides basic training for anyone who is interested in expanding their skills in caring for animals. At the end of the online course, participants will receive National Animal Control Officer certification from NACA. You can read more about NACA and the course here: https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/ready-to-grow-in-your-career/

It’s no secret that animal control is an ongoing challenge in Las Vegas and other communities in New Mexico, and although this course cannot address all aspects of the challenge, NMHU wants to provide resources to anyone who would like to add animal control training to their skillset, whether it’s for the eventual goal of becoming an animal control officer, whether it might benefit animal-related volunteer work, or whether it might provide a boost to your resume.

Mayor Louie Trujillo has commended New Mexico Highlands University for their initiative in offering this certification to members of the NMHU community because it brings attention to a critical issue in Las Vegas and provides a possible avenue for helping the city. As Mayor Trujillo says, “It shows great partnership between the university and the City of Las Vegas.”

If you are interested in receiving one of the six scholarships to the course, please contact Maria at [email protected]. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sam Minner

President, New Mexico Highlands University

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12/05/2021

Animals are family!

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The saying goes a dog is a man’s best friend. It couldn’t be more true for Donald Dickerson. “Every day he looks at me — I know I am loved. I…

9 out of 10. Horrifying on every level.
11/30/2021

9 out of 10. Horrifying on every level.

The Dogs Trust said pets can be used to ‘coerce, control, physically harm and threaten’

10/27/2021

People from literally around the world are going out of their way to find me on social media and thank me for today’s article in USA Today. 😭 clearly speaks to the importance of this issue.

10/11/2021

Happy ! Today we honor our Indigenous survivors of violence, our advocates, our relatives and cycle breakers who are at the front lines to ensure safety & healthy communities & families. We celebrate today and we continue the fight for the liberation of all Indigenous People and Land! Ansd let’s continue to support & honor indigenous cycle breakers!

A great new book by our good friend and supporter, Andrew Campbell! Order yours today!!
10/01/2021

A great new book by our good friend and supporter, Andrew Campbell! Order yours today!!

This week's presentation by Positive Links and Animal Protection Voters to the State Legislature's Courts Corrections an...
09/16/2021

This week's presentation by Positive Links and Animal Protection Voters to the State Legislature's Courts Corrections and Justice Interim Committee was well-received by lawmakers. Thanks to Jessica Johnson Shelton and Jenny Edwards for helping us raise this issue and working towards more humane, less violent communities.

https://abq.news/2021/09/will-nm-finally-outlaw-be******ty/

On Monday Positive Links, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing all forms of family violence, spoke in front of state lawmakers along with other organizations

Positive Links will be presenting at a New Mexico State Legislature Interim Hearing on Monday. Along with Animal Protect...
09/10/2021

Positive Links will be presenting at a New Mexico State Legislature Interim Hearing on Monday. Along with Animal Protection Voters, we will be speaking about the link between animal abuse and human violence and the work we do to reduce all forms of family violence including domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and animal abuse.

We'll be asking legislators to support legislation to prohibit be******ty in NM. Be******ty is harmful to animals and is also significantly connected to harm to children and adults. NM is one of only 2 states where be******ty isn't illegal and we need to change that!

You can view the CCJ meeting online here: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00293/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20210913/-1/67923

All the information on the meeting can be found here:https://www.nmlegis.gov/agendas/CCJageSep13.21.pdf

Please vote for Positive Links as the best nonprofit in The Paper's first annual Albuquerque's Best competition. This ty...
08/29/2021

Please vote for Positive Links as the best nonprofit in The Paper's first annual Albuquerque's Best competition. This type of exposure could really help us raise awareness and expand the amount of work we are able to do to help reduce all forms of family violence!

Voting ends September 1st.

Vote here:
https://vote.abq.news/community

Join us tomorrow and Sunday for the Red & Green Veg Fest! Positive Links is a proud sponsor of the festival again this y...
08/27/2021

Join us tomorrow and Sunday for the Red & Green Veg Fest! Positive Links is a proud sponsor of the festival again this year. For the second year in a row, we'll be online - so join us for some great presentations, cooking demos, contests and lots of fun!

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8218545269236946443

08/24/2021

Please vote for Positive Links as the best nonprofit in The Paper's first annual Albuquerque's Best competition. This type of exposure could really help us raise awareness and expand the amount of work we are able to do to help reduce all forms of family violence!

Vote here:

https://vote.abq.news/community

New bandana prints for tonight's Plant Powered Pop Up Market! These 5 designs are for the Littles - size XS. HUGE thanks...
08/21/2021

New bandana prints for tonight's Plant Powered Pop Up Market! These 5 designs are for the Littles - size XS.

HUGE thanks to our friend and supporter, Raven Stitches, for donating these adorable bandanas for our fundraising efforts.

$5 suggested donation per bandana. See you tonight!

Animal care and control officers do important, but stressful, work. We thank them for doing this difficult work!
08/21/2021

Animal care and control officers do important, but stressful, work. We thank them for doing this difficult work!

Jason Crossley, a supervisor at Regina's Animal Protection Services, says operational stress injury is high amongst him and his colleagues.

Join us Saturday for the Plant Powered Pop Up Market! Positive Links will be there giving out information on The Link, s...
08/17/2021

Join us Saturday for the Plant Powered Pop Up Market! Positive Links will be there giving out information on The Link, selling some fundraising items and enjoying all the great food. Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!

https://www.facebook.com/events/328840355620186

Positive Links is offering 3 scholarships to attend the virtual Animal Law Conference this year! To qualify for this sch...
08/13/2021

Positive Links is offering 3 scholarships to attend the virtual Animal Law Conference this year!

To qualify for this scholarship you have to be someone who wants to make the world a better place for animals. You can be an attorney, animal advocate, nonprofit employee or anyone else who wants to learn and put this new knowledge to work for the animals!

If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships, please email us at [email protected] and tell us 1) why you want to attend the conference, 2) what you hope to do with the knowledge you gain at the conference and 3) why you need financial assistance to attend.

If you receive a scholarship, you must agree to write up a summary of what you learned and how you will use it to help animals to share with Positive Links within one month of the conference.

We'll choose 3 winners on October 1 - so get your applications in by September 30th to be considered.

https://www.animallawconference.org/

History of the Conference Lewis & Clark Law School and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have a rich history hosting and supporting animal law conferences for students, practitioners, scholars and activists. In 1982, the Animal Legal Defense Fund hosted its first animal law conference in San Francisco,....

Animals are family too! Make sure every family member is safe.
08/12/2021

Animals are family too! Make sure every family member is safe.

08/10/2021

National Link Coalition August Newsletter

https://nationallinkcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/LINK-Letter-2021-August.pdf

Positive Links is once again a proud sponsor of the Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living. Please join us online...
08/05/2021

Positive Links is once again a proud sponsor of the Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living. Please join us online August 28-29 for great presentations, cooking demos, contests and more!

Registration Now open.
Register NOW for the Free Virtual Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living – August 28-29, 2021

https://lnkd.in/gBqie9j

Join us for Day Two of the Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living August 28-29,2021
Register here:

https://lnkd.in/gZshxBz

Once again we are going virtual.
The FREE Virtual event will be two days: Saturday August 28, 2021 from 10a-12:00p and Sunday August 29, 2021 from 10a-12:30p.

Red & Green VegFest Albuquerque, Vegan Living Program/Schedule Book with information on the 2021 Free Virtual Event on August 28-29, 2021. A host of great speakers and cooking demos. Presenters: Nancy Arenas Cindy Lou Negron-Matos Jane Velez-Mitchell Tonia L Carrier Hicks Dr. Akil Taher Dr. Will Tut...

Please send us pics of all the winners with their prizes! We'll put all pics here in this album so everyone can enjoy th...
06/09/2021

Please send us pics of all the winners with their prizes! We'll put all pics here in this album so everyone can enjoy these beautiful babies

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1445 Adams Street NE
Albuquerque, NM
87110

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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Just received the pet portrait I won from Alex and could not be more thrilled! Jack, Lily & Max (aka Goober) have all passed so this is a beautiful memorial. Thank you so much Alex Allington 🧡🧡🧡!
HONOR had a grrreat time with Alum CINDERELLA, SpokesDog for Positive Links
Save The Date: This year's Mutt Strutt benefitting the good work of Positive Links is Friday, May 28th from 6-7pm MDT. ENTER NOW!

ROUND ONE voting ends MAY 21 & the winners will go to ROUND TWO 💟 Click on this link to JOIN THE FUN ~ https://www.facebook.com/events/160445832652276/?active_tab=about
Pick your fave pic & VOTE them through to the next round or show off your own Supermodel Furkid & WIN AWESOME PRIZES ❣️ Please SHARE!
We work with some amazing not-for-profit organizations across the state! Positive Links works to raise awareness about the connection between animal abuse and human violence. They have brought crucial trainings to law enforcement officers and social workers in Las Vegas and San Miguel County.
If you plan on giving any gifts this year or want to treat yourself to something fun, check out what's available here!

https://www.facebook.com/PositiveLinksHolidayAuction/
We are busy with Your Pet Report show!! DL Graphic Design Winstonfoto.com Promoting and supporting our wonderful pet community here in beautiful New Mexico!! Stay tuned we have a lot of wonderful shows in the works!! Positive Links ❤️
We know 2021 seems like forever away, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, check out Positive Links upcoming event where Edie will be speaking on animal law in the UK:
http://thelinknm.com

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CINDERELLA from Positive Links makes a guest appearance!
Thank you Positive Links for my swag bag! ❤️🐾 I even shared my peanut butter cookies with my elder brother 🥰 🌺 Love, Ripley 🌺
Exciting news: I won an award in the Mutt Strutt! 🌟 This year, because the event was virtual, Positive Links could welcome animals beyond dogs. Thanks to so many of you for voting for me and making me a Fan Favorite! 🤩
Thank you to all of you who voted for me in the Positive Links contest! Because of you, I'm in the top 5, and Round 1 ends Monday.
If you didn't vote yet, first, please *click* on the photo below. Then, please like it to vote for me. I hope to get at least 150 votes. :)
Positive Links helps both people and animals. 💞🐾
Thanks! Love, Bernie 😘
JOIN HONOR & her friends from Positive Links for 2020 Mutt Strutt (virtual, of course) ~ Friday, May 29th
Thank you for our bandanas, Positive Links! ❤️