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
November 17, 2014
What's New, Sassy Cat? Life's on the Upswing for Dozens of Dogs and Cats Rescued from North Carolina Puppy Mill
We rescued Sassy the kitten in October 2014 (along with five other cats and dozens of dogs) from a puppy mill that was producing pets to sell online. See how she's doing now.
November 14, 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 brutal killing of a mixed breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville, Georgia.
November 13, 2014
A Montana man has been accused of illegally killing three grizzly bears in August.
November 5, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration approval of several ractopamine-based animal drugs is being challenged by animal advocates and farm workers.