Animal Cruelty: The Effects onDogsRuss Sullivan
There are three types of animal cruelty. Unintentional, Intentional, and Cruel Intention.
Unintentional Cruelty This form of cruelty is not done on purpose. The person/abuser does not know what they are doing is bad. The person does not realize that their animal is suffering. They forget to feed it or give it water for days.
Intentional Cruelty This form of cruelty is meant to hurt the animal. Some kids may choose to shoot rubber bands at a dog due to peer pressure. Somebody may be mad at something and kick their dog.
Cruel Intention The worst form of cruelty. The person intends to hurt the animal. They enjoy hurting animals or it makes them feel like they are powerful. People may feel that they have control over others. To get this feeling, they hurt the animal. Some may enjoy watching their animal in agony.
Dog Fighting Dog fighting is one dog against another. Dogs are seriously hurt and often killed during the fight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CcM8wcspmM
The Animal Fighting SpectatorProhibition Act Introduced to the U.S House of Representatives on January 23rd, 2013. This legislation would make it a federal offense to be a spectator at a dog fight. People could serve up to one year in prison if attending a fight. The violator would receive additional charges if they brought children to the fight.
How many animals die annuallyfrom cruelty Approximately 300,000 animals are killed annually.
What is the most commonlyabused breed of dogs? Pit bulls are the most common breed of dogs that are found stray and abused.
Why do people Give up theirDogs? Allergy reasons Moving Digging, Climbing and Barking
Why do people chain their dogsoutside?People chain their dogs outside for many reasons.Some think that the dog will escape, some thinkdogs should live outside, and some think they willeven mess up their landscaping or yard.
What is a Puppy mill?A puppy mill is a dog breeding operationwhere money is given higher priority overthe health of the animals. All of these dogsare more likely to develop more healthproblems then regular bred dogs.
What is the Average Life Spanof a Dog? The Average life span of a normal dog is 10-12 years. A dog that is abused has a much shorter life span. Dog fighting may cause the dog to die that same day due to pain.
10 Ways to Prevent AnimalCruelty Know who you need to contact to report it. Get to know and recognize the animals in the neighborhood you live in. Make a call to report cruelty. Provide all that you know/ witnessed when reporting cruelty. Contact your local police to let them know investigating cruelty should be a priority for them. Fight for the passage of legislation for anti-cruelty laws. Set an example for others. Talk to your family about cruelty. Support your local organization or animal control facility. Start a neighborhood watch with your friends and family.
What is the Humane Society ofthe United States? The humane society is the largest animal protection organization in the United States. They come up with laws and legislation to better protect animals.
What is the ASPCA? The ASPCA is similar to what the Humane Society does. They work to save animals from cruelty and also works to pass humane laws.
My Visit to the Anne ArundelCounty Animal Control Facility I took a trip to this facility to visit some animals and get a volunteers opinion about cruelty. The most common dog I found at the facility was the Pit Bull.