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.
If you think an animal is being abused, either through violence or through neglect, you can take action to help.Learn How
News & Events
August 24, 2016
Following the rescue of 69 animals from unsafe and unsanitary conditions in Gallia County, Ohio, the puppies and dogs are recovering and preparing for placement into new, loving homes.
August 19, 2016
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 shooting and killing two family dogs during a burglary in Candler County, Georgia.
August 11, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States was called in to assist with the rescue of approximately 70 dogs and three horses from a Gallia County, Ohio, property.
August 8, 2016
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 a dog in a bag and setting it on fire.