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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.


Deliberate cruelty may involve beating, shooting or stabbing animals, or setting them on fire. Neglect is not giving an animal necessary food, water, shelter or vet care. Because their misery is often prolonged, animals who die of neglect can suffer just as much as animals who are deliberately harmed.

There is a well-documented link between animal cruelty and violence against people. Those who abuse animals are also likely to harm people—including their own family members.

 

Take Action Against Animal Cruelty

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

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News & Events

  • August 21, 2015

    Reward Offered in Neglected Dog Thrown from Vehicle Case in Frankenmuth

    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 throwing an emaciated dog from a car in Frankenmuth Township, Michigan.

  • August 20, 2015

    Reward Offered in Fatal Dog Beating

    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 fatally beating a Pomeranian and bragging about the horrific killing.

  • August 5, 2015

    Reward Offered in Oregon Puppy Killing 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 throwing and killing a small puppy in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

  • August 3, 2015

    Rescued Chatham County Animals to Be Available for Adoption to New Homes

    Following the rescue of 190 animals from unsafe and unsanitary conditions, they are being surrendered to Chatham County Animal Services.

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