The crime of inflicting physical pain suffering or death to an animal beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect to where the animal has suffered ,died ,or been put in imminent danger.
<ul><li>This cat was abused by the ones he trusted the most. </li></ul>
<ul><li>This mother and her babies are caged 24hrs. A day. </li></ul>
<ul><li>We as a society can not overlook abuse of other humans, yet we continually overlook the abuse of animals. </li></ul>
What Should You Do 1. First assess the situation. If the animal appears neglected, you may in fact not be seeing the times when the animal is fed, groomed and watered. The American Humane Association recommends that you observe the pet at different times of the day before taking the next step. 2. If you see outright abuse or neglect, resist the impulse to confront the owner. This is for your safety and in the pet's long-term interest. Call your local humane officer or police department. 3. If possible, videotape or photograph the neglect or abuse. In cases of neglect, many of the situations are caused by simple ignorance. Abused pets, however, may be taken away by the city or county for their own safety. The owner may try to get another pet – if this happens, contact the police or humane officer immediately.
Dog choked, stomped to death Marietta, OH (US) Incident Date: Tuesday, Dec 12, 2006 County: Washington Charges: Misdemeanor, Felony Non-CTA Disposition: Alleged Alleged: » Leonard E. Carpenter » Janice Robinson Case Updates: 1 update(s) available Humane officers removed 20 dogs from the basement of a Marietta residence where a man is alleged to have brutally killed a small dog in the midst of a drunken tirade.