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
January 20, 2015
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
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
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.
January 12, 2015
Approximately 60 dogs were rescued from a Cottonwood, Alabama, property after local authorities determined that the animals were in urgent need of care.