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.
If you think an animal is being abused, either through violence or through cruel neglect, you can take action to help.Learn How
News & Events
July 23, 2014
Where Are They Now? Catching Up With a Few Animals Whose Plights, Flights and Remarkable Spirits Touched Our Hearts
Meet 15 animals rescued by The HSUS who have found their way home from desperate situations.
July 16, 2014
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office filed animal cruelty charges against Leah Purcell, the owner of “Spindletop Refuge” in Willis, Texas.
July 15, 2014
More than 100 chickens, ducks and other birds, along with 10 dogs, are being rescued from deplorable conditions in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
June 26, 2014
The New Jersey State Assembly passed long overdue legislation that explicitly bans human sexual activity with animals.