Evaluate the Situation Animal Neglect Maybe it only looks like neglect. Look more closely at different times of day. Maybe the food and water bowls are kept inside, away from bugs and freezing temperatures.
Animal Cruelty What is Animal Cruelty? Animal cruelty is when someone Animal abuse an animal or does not care for an animal responsibly, like not giving a dog or cat food and water. It is against the law to be cruel to or harm animals, even your own pets.
What should you do about it? Animal cruelty is a serious problem.
If you see an animal being hurt, remember that you can help speak up for that animal. Depending on the situation, there are different ways you can help but keep these three rules in mind: Never try to stop a person hurting an animal by yourself or try to help an animal who is hurt.
Even though both situations can be upsetting, they can put you in a dangerous situation. Find help from someone like your mom, dad, teacher, or trusted neighbor. Tell them what you saw and together, find help.
If you witness animal abuse, have your parent or guardian call because it is an emergency. If you notice an animal not being cared for properly, your parent or guardian should call animal control.
What can PAWS do to help? PAWS has no legal authority to catch people abusing animals, but your local animal control officers do.
Here is a list of animal control phone numbers in Western Washington. You can also find the phone numbers for animal control near the front of your phone book, or call your local police or sheriff department.
Why are people cruel to animals? Sometimes it is simply that people do not understand that what they are doing to an animal is causing the animal pain. Other times, people who have been abused themselves will be cruel to animals because they think that is the only way to treat others.
The worst cruelty situations are when people hurt animals knowing that it hurts the animal, and they do it to cause the animal pain.
It is hard to say why someone would do this, but often they see the animals as objects instead of creatures with feelings. Why should I report animal abuse?
People who abuse animals are more likely to hurt other people. Not only will you help the animal, but you will help your community be a safer place for everyone.
Want to learn more?Sometimes abuse of an animal is obvious, but often it is the less obvious neglect cases that are seen in our own neighborhoods. For instance, a dog left in the backyard with no shelter or a cat living in an unsanitary environment.
It is these cases of neglect where . Animal Cruelty What is Animal Cruelty?
Animal cruelty is when someone hurts an animal or does not care for an animal responsibly, like not giving a dog or cat food and water. It is against the law to be cruel to or harm animals, even your own pets.
Call for help: If you witness animal abuse, have your parent or guardian call because it. The first step to ending abuse and creating positive change for animals is recognizing the cruelty that threatens them.
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If you witness animal abuse or neglect, report it to your local animal control, law enforcement or humane organization. If these authorities agree that there’s the possibility of neglect or abuse, they will investigate and decide how to help the animal.
Cruelty Issues. As you read this, another innocent animal is being abused, neglected or forced to fight. The first step to creating positive change for these animals is recognizing the cruelty that threatens them.
CSI: Animal Abuse A Cummings student comes up with forensic tools that help distinguish between accidental and deliberate injuries “Often an animal is a much more effective way for an abuser to control the people in their household than threatening them directly,” says Nida Intarapanich, who received the national Merial Veterinary Scholar.