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How To Spot And Prevent Animal Abuse

How To Spot And Prevent Animal Abuse 65.5% Dogs are the most common victims of animal cruelty 18% Cats are the second most common victims Dogs Cats Animal Abuse Laws woof 49 states currently have felony provisions for animal cruelty. Before 1986, only four states had felony animal cruelty laws Top Most Common Types of Animal Abuse U.u-V 1. Neglect 6. Mutilation 2. Hoarding 7. Throwing 3. Shooting 8. Stabbing 4. Fighting 5. Beating 9. Burning 10. Vehicular Abandoned Animals U:u-U 6-8 to MILLION Dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year. Millions more are abandoned, only to suffer on the streets from illness or injury before dying. Five out of ten dogs and... Seven out of ten cats in shelters are euthanized simply because there is no one to adopt them. Animal Hoarding Hoarding is owning more than the typical number of companion animals without the ability to care for them. Hoarded animals usually live in unsanitary conditions and are underfed. An estimated 250,000 Hoarding is typically a symptom of a psychological or neurological disorder. animals are the victims of hoarding every year. Dog Fighting Dog fighting is a sadistic contest in which two dogs, usually pitbull terriers, fight each other for the purpose of entertainment or gambling. Dog fighting is a FELONY In all 50 states The purse in a top-level professional fight could be as high as $100,000 The injuries that dogs suffer in fights can be severe, even fatal. An estimated 40,000 people are involved in dogfighting IT'S THE LAW The maximum sentence for a dog-fighting charge is only 3 years in jail. JOHN DOE 15 years ago TODAY 2-3 percent of all dogs coming into animal shelters were pit bulls. pit bulls make up a third of all dogs in the U.S. shelter system. Since the highly publicized Michael Vick case, the number of animal-fighting investigations has dramatically increased. Puppy Mills A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. The ASPCA estimates that there could be as many as 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. What you can do to Prevent Animal Cruelty Adopt Dogs and Cats From Shelters If you can take on the responsibility of a cat or dog, your local shelter would love to help you find a good animal for your family. Support Your Local Shelter You can still help even if you aren't able to adopt. You can volunteer your time, donate supplies (ask what they need), assist with animal transport, or make a donation. U:v-U Woof Spay And Neuter Your Pets Spaying and neutering your pets is the #1 way to cut down on pet overpopulation. When there are too many pets without homes, animal shelters become too crowded and have to start euthanizing perfectly healthy animals. Stop this vicious and painful cycle by being a responsible pet owner. How To Report Animal Cruelty Animal abuse is a very underreported crime. Law enforcement relies on the help of everyday citizens to know when dogs and cats are mistreated. Here's what you need to do if you want to report animal abuse. 1 Spot The Signs Look for animals with untreated wounds, are chained up all day, or appear malnourished. Document Everything You Can The more information you have about the nature of the abuse, the more useful your testimony will be to law enforcement. 3 Take Action Every state has a different agency that handles animal abuse cases so search for it online before you make a claim. To report crimes in progress, call 911. Prepare To Testify While most animal abuse cases never make it to trial, an animal abuse prosecution is more likely to be successful if it has a witness who is willing to testify. 5 Report Websites Depicting Animal Cruelty In some cases, there are laws against showing and selling images and videos of animal abuse. To report websites that display acts of cruelty to animals, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice. Sources The Humane Society | ASPCA | CNN | | | Kcheckmate

How To Spot And Prevent Animal Abuse

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