APNM is reaching out to New Mexico communities to enhance the human-animal bond and help improve safety with and compassion for animals. Long lasting systemic change for animals will only come by transforming the way we think about, live with, care for and protect the non-humans with whom we share our world. The well-established link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence is a key element to APNM's approach to community outreach and training, but this link works both ways. There is a link between kindness to animals and creating nurturing relationships with others.
We call this The Animal Connection.