Animal Abuse Risk Assessment Checklist
For each of the questions below, indicate the response that best characterises how you feel about the statement.
1. Does the incident involve Commission of an offence?
2 Are there any indications of negligence
3 Is there any damage to internal structures at the location?
4 Are individuals displaying abnormal behaviour?
5 Are there locks on doors which are unusual?
6 Is there any other information which indicates violence/antisocial behaviour?
7 Aggression either verbal or physical shown to first
8 High victim vulnerability
9 Severe degree of victim suffering involved in the incident?
10 Was the animal victim subjected to mutilation or postmortem dismemberment
11Animal victim was posed or otherwise displayed
12 Is there evidence of alcohol or drug abuse?
13 Are there children at the address?
14 Multiple injuries inflicted on one or more victims
15 Multiple types of injuries inflicted on one or more victims
16 Abuse or injury took place over a relatively long time frame
17 Act was pre-planned rather than reactive or opportunistic
18 Act involved overcoming obstacles to initiate or complete the abuse
19 Act was committed with high risk of detection or observation
20 Other illegal acts were committed at the scene of the animal cruelty
21 Animal cruelty was used to threaten, intimidate or coerce a human victim
22 Absence of economic motive
23 Perpetrator returned at least once to scene of the abuse, to relive the experience
24 Perpetrator returned at least once to scene of the abuse, to relive the experience
25 Perpetrator left messages or threats in association with the act of cruelty
Red – Identifiable at location
Orange – Potentially identifiable at location or subject to 2nd tier investigation