Animal Cruelty


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  • Bruce LaHue is a theif, a liar and fraud!! He kills animals for no reason, he steals animals after lying to judges. He needs to be put to sleep, he has rabies, not in his right mind!
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Animal Cruelty

  1. 1. Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse Fight Animal Abuse
  2. 2. Britny May, Katelyn Schmitt, Debra Daily, Amy Patton, and Morgan Reyling Animal Cruelty
  3. 4. What? <ul><li>Animal Cruelty is simply the act of harming an animal. There are two classifications of animal cruelty; passive and active. These are also called Acts of Omission and Acts of Commission. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Passive Cruelty <ul><li>Passive cruelty isn’t really an act, it's more about not acting. This includes animal neglect such as… </li></ul><ul><li>starvation </li></ul><ul><li>dehydration </li></ul><ul><li>parasite infestations </li></ul><ul><li>allowing a collar to grow into an animal’s skin </li></ul><ul><li>inadequate shelter in extreme weather conditions </li></ul><ul><li>failure to seek veterinary care </li></ul>
  5. 6. Active Cruelty <ul><li>Active cruelty involves malicious intent. The person actually means to harm to animal sometimes referred to as NAI (Non-Accidental Injury). Most of the time, these people don’t just </li></ul><ul><li>harm their family pet, </li></ul><ul><li>but also the rest of the family. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Why? <ul><li>to control an animal </li></ul><ul><li>to retaliate against an animal </li></ul><ul><li>to retaliate against another person </li></ul><ul><li>to satisfy a prejudice against a species or breed </li></ul><ul><li>to express anger through an animal </li></ul><ul><li>to enhance one's own aggressiveness </li></ul><ul><li>to shock people for amusement </li></ul><ul><li>to displace hostility from a person to an animal </li></ul><ul><li>to perform non-specific sadism </li></ul>
  7. 9. Who? <ul><li>Of 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the media in 2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>64.5 percent (1,212) involved dogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 percent (337) involved cats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 percent (470) involved other animals  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pit bulls represent an increasing percentage of total canine animal cruelty cases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 2000 and 2001, pit bulls were the victims in 13 percent of reported dog abuse cases.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 2007, pit bulls were the victims in 25 percent of reported dog abuse cases. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Why it Matters <ul><li>71% of pet-owning women entering women’s shelters reported that their batterer had injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets for revenge or to psychologically control victims; 32% reported their children had hurt or killed animals. </li></ul><ul><li>68% of battered women reported violence towards their animals. 87% of these incidents occurred in the presence of the women, and 75% in the presence of the children, to psychologically control and coerce them. </li></ul><ul><li>13% of intentional animal abuse cases involve domestic violence. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 25% and 40% of battered women are unable to escape abusive situations because they worry about what will happen to their pets or livestock should they leave. </li></ul><ul><li>Pets may suffer unexplained injuries, health problems, permanent disabilities at the hands of abusers, or disappear from home. </li></ul>
  9. 13. Why it Matters (cont.)‏ <ul><li>Abusers kill, harm, or threaten children’s pets to coerce them into sexual abuse or to force them to remain silent about abuse. Disturbed children kill or harm animals to emulate their parents’ conduct, to prevent the abuser from killing the pet, or to take out their aggressions on another victim. </li></ul><ul><li>In one study, 70% of animal abusers also had records for other crimes. Domestic violence victims whose animals were abused saw the animal cruelty as one more violent episode in a long history of indiscriminate violence aimed at them and their vulnerability. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation of animal abuse is often the first point of social services intervention for a family in trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>For many battered women, pets are sources of comfort providing strong emotional support: 98% of Americans consider pets to be companions or members of the family. </li></ul><ul><li>Animal cruelty problems are people problems. When animals are abused, people are at risk. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Signs of Animal Abuse <ul><li>Tick or flea infestations. Such a condition, if left untreated by a veterinarian, can lead to an animal's death. </li></ul><ul><li>Wounds on the body. </li></ul><ul><li>Patches of missing hair. </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely thin, starving animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Limping. </li></ul><ul><li>An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs who are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard. </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs who have been hit by cars-or are showing any of the signs listed above-and have not been taken to a veterinarian. </li></ul><ul><li>Dogs who are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals who cower in fear or act aggressively when approached by their owners. </li></ul>
  11. 16. Reporting <ul><li>Find out what federal, state, county and municipal laws apply to animals in your community. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the appropriate agency to call in your community and keep the contact numbers handy by the phone or on your refrigerator. </li></ul><ul><li>Always document the names, titles and extension numbers of the people you talk to, as well as the dates and times of your calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for a case number to document that your report was in fact recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>Request a copy of the report for your records. You may need to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain government documents. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up on your report with the agency involved. </li></ul><ul><li>If the matter was not resolved to your satisfaction, consider contacting a citizens advisory group or the person that is charged with oversight of the agency you made your report to. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider contacting your elected officials and the media if your report goes uninvestigated. </li></ul>
  12. 18. Why Should You Report? <ul><li>To help an animal at risk </li></ul><ul><li>To alert law enforcement agencies to crimes that may otherwise go uninvestigated </li></ul><ul><li>To document a pattern of behavior for repeat offenders </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent future violence to animals and to people. </li></ul>
  13. 19. How to Stop It <ul><li>Get help for the animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Get the facts. </li></ul><ul><li>Get the word out. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a role model. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a responsible pet owner. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a lookout. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop cruelty before it begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Start a club. </li></ul>
  14. 20. Law <ul><li>Abandonment or neglect of vertebrate animals: </li></ul><ul><li>A) A person who owns a vertebrate animal and who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally abandons or neglects the animal commits cruelty to an animal, a Class B misdemeanor. </li></ul>
  15. 22. Law… <ul><li>B) It is defense to prosecution under this section that the owner reasonably believed that the vertebrate animal was capable of surviving on its own. </li></ul><ul><li>(As added by P.L.193-1987, SEC.10. Amended by P.L.171-2007, SEC.8)‏ </li></ul>
  16. 23. Law… <ul><li>Torture or mutilation of a vertebrate animal: </li></ul><ul><li>A) This section does not apply to a person who euthanizes an injured, a sick, a homeless, or an unwanted domestic animal if the person is employed by a humane society or other government societies. </li></ul>
  17. 24. Law… <ul><li>B) A person who knowingly or intentionally beats a vertebrate animal, commits cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has a prior record of cruelty or they knowingly and intentionally committed a crime against an animal. </li></ul>
  18. 26. Animal Shelter
  19. 27. Journey to the Past… <ul><li>Crawford Co. once had an animal shelter. The shelter was closed down because we didn’t have the funds. </li></ul><ul><li>But there is an alternative to a lack of funds. </li></ul>
  20. 29. Why We Need a Shelter <ul><li>Every summer in White Oak Hill Subdivision anywhere from 5-6 dogs are abandoned and left to die of starvation or to be hit by a car. </li></ul><ul><li>If a shelter or animal control center was established then the number of animals left to die or become a nuisance would dramatically increase. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be a healthy solution for both the citizens and our four legged friends. </li></ul>
  21. 30. Harrison Co. Animal Control <ul><li>Phone Interview with Officer Bruce LaHue: </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison Co. has only had a shelter for about 4 yrs. </li></ul><ul><li>The shelter in Harrison Co. will not take Crawford Co. animals unless they are a public safety hazard. </li></ul>
  22. 31. Harrison Co. continued… <ul><li>Where most of the turned away animals end up is abandoned on the side of the road or in residential areas in hopes of being taken in. They are also being dumped in rural areas where farmers and landowners are forced to shoot the animals that get into their trash because of overpopulation and abandonment of animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Although a large percent of the animals are dumped into the parking lot of the Harrison Co. Animal Control center. </li></ul>
  23. 32. Interview continued… <ul><li>Officer Bruce LaHue (a.k.a. the man in charge) says that he thinks that there is a major animal problem because there is not a housing facility, volunteers willing to make the community better, and an effort to spay or neuter animals is not being taken. </li></ul>
  24. 34. Population Info. <ul><li>Dogs generally reproduce 2x a yr. They can have anywhere from 6-12 puppies. This causes the population to explode. </li></ul><ul><li>THERE ARE NOW MORE ANIMALS THAN PEOPLE IN CRAWFORD CO. </li></ul>
  25. 35. Interview with the Dubois Co. Humane Society <ul><li>The Dubois Co. Humane Society is privately funded which means they don’t receive any funding by tax dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>It was started in 1974. They operated without a shelter before they could raise the funds to build. They receive funding through memberships, donations, grants and fundraisers. </li></ul>
  26. 36. Dubois Co. continued… <ul><li>They are a limited access facility which means that they accept animals on a space available basis. They don’t euthanize unless an animal has major medical problems and is in pain or the animal is vicious and not safe to adopt into a home. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the reasons they don’t accept tax dollars is because the government can set rules saying that you have to euthanize animals on a regular basis. </li></ul>
  27. 38. Dubois Co. cont… <ul><li>They operate the facility with 3 part-time staff (kennel & cat room cleaning) members but the balance of the work is done by volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a very dedicated group of people to start an animal shelter and to keep it running. </li></ul>
  28. 39. Disease and Safety Info. <ul><li>50% of animals such as dogs get rabies from skunks. Skunks are the perpetual carriers of rabies. There is no cure for rabies and without vaccination an animal bitten is likely to spread the disease or die. </li></ul>
  29. 41. Angel’s of Mercy <ul><li>There are two angels of mercy who deserve to be recognized. Beverly and Sharon (no last names) who offer their services to help better our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Beverly will receive calls at all hours. If you are to call she will take the animal in and raise it on her own income without any other funding. She will then try to adopt the animal out to a good family. </li></ul>
  30. 42. Angels of Mercy cont… <ul><li>Sharon has offered a building in Marengo called AlterKnit Universe located near the old bank that she would be willing to rent out to us for a very low rate. </li></ul><ul><li>She says that is generally costs them about $5.00 a week per animal to feed, house, vet, and ect… </li></ul><ul><li>She asks $60.00 donation per adoption but often takes less because she wants her animals to go to loving homes. </li></ul>
  31. 44. The Road to Success <ul><li>Three Steps: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Public Ed. (raising awareness)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>2) Law Enforcement (leash laws)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>3) Shelter or Control Center (vaccination/adoption/spay or neuter)‏ </li></ul>
  32. 45. Addressing Funding <ul><li>Saying that you can’t afford an animal shelter is a common realistic excuse because of the unemployment rate, but we can apply for grants if we are truly serious about the safety and welfare of our community. </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison Co. is funded by a portion of their tax dollars. </li></ul>
  33. 46. Volunteers <ul><li>When asked some of the Juniors, Seniors, Junior High students, and elementary kids said that they would gladly volunteer afternoons at an animal shelter helping to care for the animals there. </li></ul>
  34. 47. Volunteers cont… <ul><li>Officer LaHue also said that we don’t even have to have an animal control office but that we could have a part time one. </li></ul><ul><li>Already our officers are having to act as both law enforcement and animal control. </li></ul>
  35. 49. Other Interesting Facts <ul><li>Officer LaHue also said that he once had to come to CC because we don’t have an animal control officer and a dog attacked someone. He had to find and capture the dog. He took it in at the Harrison Co. center was because it was a public safety hazard. </li></ul>
  36. 50. Grants <ul><li>There are grants and funding out there that you can apply for to help fund this project. </li></ul><ul><li>These grants would help to establish a center and help pay for the animal care that would be needed. </li></ul>
  37. 51. *Fundraising* <ul><li>There are several fund raising ideas that can be used to help raise money. </li></ul><ul><li>1) Dog or car wash </li></ul><ul><li>2) Donations </li></ul><ul><li>3) Bake sales that include treats for pets </li></ul><ul><li>4) Animal needs drive </li></ul>