Archive for April, 2021

Signs of animal cruelty

If you love an animal, it can be unfathomable to imagine that anyone would be cruel to their pet. The unfortunate reality is that thousands of animals in the United States and hundreds in our community are subjected to harsh conditions, neglected and even gravely injured at the hands of their owners. Injured, neglected and abused animals can be rehabilitated through careful veterinary care, attentive human affection and thoughtful training. At the Humane Society, we know how critical this work is from first-hand experience. Learning how to spot the signs of animal cruelty is the first step in saving a life. Here are several signs to recognize. They appear physically unwell. Some breeds of dogs and cats are slimmer than others. But when you see an animal that is malnourished, it is gravely apparent. Sunken in sides, highly visible ribs and a slumped posture can all be signs of abuse. When combined with other physical signs – like pronounced limping, visible wounds and welts, and bug infestations – it can be a clear indicator that an animal is in an... Read More

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