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Together, we can reduce needless cruelty to animals.

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Contents What is animal cruelty? Why is it a concern? Why would anyone be cruel to animals? Is there any evidence of a connection between animal cruelty and human violence? What happens when authorities prosecute an animal cruelty case? Can reports be made anonymously? How many animals are victims...

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Together, we can end the cruel blood sport of animal fighting.

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Steps you can take to stop animal abuse

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Facts, statistics and trends of animals abused in the U.S. Categories of animals abused, relationship to domestic violence and legislative trends.

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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 two recent incidences of extreme animal neglect in Yuma, Arizona. The Yuma Humane Society is also offering $5,000...

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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 inhumane neglect of a dog eaten by maggots in College Park, Georgia. This adds to an existing $1,000 raised...

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The Humane Society of the United States’ Law Enforcement Training Center provides training to thousands of law enforcement officers each year on investigating and prosecuting illegal animal cruelty and fighting. Trainers are former and current law enforcement with expertise in animal abuse crimes...

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Contents Is there a connection between animal abuse and criminal violence? How does animal abuse relate to domestic abuse? Can animal neglect indicate abuse toward people? Is animal abuse in children normal? How can stopping animal abuse affect other issues? Are there any laws or policies addressing...

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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 neglect and abandonment of two puppies in Sempronius, New York. The New York State Humane Association is...

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The HSUS is offering a reward of $5,000, each, for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for two heinous animal crimes in DeKalb County, Georgia.

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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—throwing an emaciated dog from a car in Frankenmuth Township, Michigan. The Case: News reports give the following...

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Contents What is a puppy mill? What is the HSUS doing about puppy mills? Are there any laws that regulate puppy mills? There is a puppy mill in my area. How can I get the authorities to investigate and shut it down? I bought a puppy and they got sick. What can I do? Should I get a puppy or other...

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With the support of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ohio County Dog Wardens Association, and in conjunction with various Ohio sheriffs’ offices and police departments, The Humane Society of the United States is launching a week of day-long training seminars throughout the state.

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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 apparent abandonment of a seriously neglected and ill puppy in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Case: On the evening...

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The American Kennel Club (AKC) Every year, breeders and trainers gather in New York for the Westminster Dog Show to celebrate the beauty and grace of purebred dogs. It's a delightful event for any dog lover. But investigations have repeatedly shown that one of the major players at Westminster is not...

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Ashley from the HSUS Animal Rescue team kissing a dog

UPDATE: After this story first published, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation that includes some of the most comprehensive anti-puppy mill protections in the country. The law increases standards of care for breeding dogs, such as requiring veterinary visits and clean food and water, and bans...

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Bethany Wynn Adams

(MURCHISON, Texas) -- On October 30, four horses suffering from severe cruelty, neglect and malnourishment arrived at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch after being confiscated on July 3 as part of an Anderson County neglect case. The Anderson County Humane Society was awarded 32 neglected and...

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