Top 10 Ways to Prevent Animal Cruelty

Discussion created by coug on Jan 12, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2012 by coug

   As an ASPCA supporter you are probably familiar with our dedicated Agents and the work they do to save the lives of animals across the country. But did you know that you, too, can help crack down on animal cruelty in your community? Read on for simple actions you can take to make the world a safer place for animals.   Here are some other signs and symptoms that we see in many of the cases we investigate:   •Tick or flea infestations. Such a condition, if left untreated by a veterinarian, can lead to an animal's death.  •Wounds on the body.  •Patches of missing hair.  •Extremely thin, starving animals.  •Limping.  •An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal.  •Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard.  •Dogs who have been hit by cars-or are showing any of the signs listed above-and have not been taken to a veterinarian.  •Dogs who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions.  •Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners.