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
October 24, 2014
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 the shooting of a deaf dog in Satsuma, Alabama.
October 23, 2014
A man who jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night is facing felony charges for assaulting two Secret Service canine officers.
October 21, 2014
ICE BlackBox, a new free smartphone tool, launched to help law enforcement protect animals and communities from illegal animal cruelty.
October 21, 2014
After more than a two-decade battle in and out of the legislature and major momentum among animal advocates, the House of Representatives refused to vote on HB 1750, which would ban live pigeon shoots and the sale of dog and cat meat in the state.