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Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Either way, and whether the animal is a pet, a farm animal, or wildlife, the victim can suffer terribly. Don’t despair, though—anyone can take steps against cruelty.


People with emotional problems may beat, shoot, or stab animals or set them on fire. Those who abuse animals are very likely to be violent to other people—even their own family—too.

Neglect is not giving an animal the right food, water, shelter or vet care. Because their misery goes on for so long, animals who die of neglect can suffer just as much as animals who are harmed on purpose.

 

Take Action Against Animal Cruelty

If you think an animal is being abused, either through violence or through cruel neglect, you can take action to help.

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News & Events

  • January 26, 2015

    Reward Offered in Pleasant Hill, California, Dog Cruelty Case

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for sealing three young puppies in a plastic bag and abandoning them at the Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill.

  • January 20, 2015

    Reward Offered in Bay City, Michigan, Cat Mutilation and Blinding

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for blinding a cat in Bay City, Michigan.

  • January 15, 2015

    Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Filed in Michigan Coyote Cruelty Case

    The Gogebic County prosecutor’s office filed multiple criminal charges against two Ironwood, Michigan men accused of videotaping appalling acts of cruelty against wounded coyotes.

  • January 14, 2015

    Reward Offered in Two Alaska Dog Cruelty Cases

    The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for two vicious acts of animal cruelty in Anchorage, Alaska.

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