Stopping Animal Cruelty:
"This was one of the most amazing moments of my life. I walked up to the fence and as I began to speak a few words in Cherokee this chestnut beauty got up from resting 15 feet away, buried it's face in my chest and hugged me!!!!!! It was pure joy♥♥ "
Lee in Paso Robles, California
HELP STOP CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
The American Humane Society wants you to be armed with the facts about key issues affecting the safety and well-being of children and animals. The more you know, the more you can help!!
"If you witness animal abuse or neglect, report it to your local animal control, law enforcement or humane organization. If these authorities agree that there's the possibility of neglect or abuse, they will investigate and decide how to help the animal.
Owners often neglect their pets because they don’t understand their pets’ needs. Humane officers help by explaining how to correctly care for pets. But some owners neglect their animals because they just don’t care. When confronted by a humane officer, these owners may decide to give up the animal instead of being bothered with properly caring for him/her.
If the pet is seriously unhealthy or obviously abused, the humane officer may take him/her into protective care during the investigation. If charges are brought against the owner, you can offer to testify or sign a complaint. In the case of violent abuse, witnesses are rare, so you may be the only person who can testify about the incident.
Humane officers try to respond quickly to complaints, but get a lot of calls every day and can't always respond the moment you call. If you're concerned for the animal's immediate safety, tell the officer or call-taker.
Don't try to rescue a pet from a potentially abusive or neglectful environment yourself. Not only is this illegal and potentially unsafe, but you haven't stopped the owner from getting another pet to abuse, or helped turn him into a caring, responsible owner."
Contact the American Humane Society:
National Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Call: (800) 227-4645 FREE FREE
the American Humane Society: American Humane Association
1400 16th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036
Email the American Humane Society:
Animals are like children. They don't have a voice to express when they are being abused or feeling pain. We are both animal lovers and were raised in homes where you could always count on a handful of assorted critters included within the mix of family. It is our goal to help as many animals as we can. We encourage you to join us in our efforts and be their voice today.