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
October 5, 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 mutilating a cat and abandoning her in a park in Simi Valley, Calif.
October 1, 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 abandoning an emaciated and mutilated dog in Caroline County, Virginia.
September 24, 2015
A Guam grand jury returned an indictment against Steven Borja who was allegedly caught on video beating two dogs on Sept. 11.
September 17, 2015
La Presentadora de Telemundo María Celeste Arrarás Aboga para Mejorar las Condiciones Difíciles de los Animales en Puerto Rico
La presentadora de Telemundo María Celeste Arrarás está trabajando con la organización de protección animal The Humane Society of the United States y con Humane Society International, en conjunto con la Asociación de Hoteles y Turismo de Puerto Rico, en una campaña para mejorar dramáticamente el bienestar de los perros y gatos en la isla.