Love is All They Need

Ashley Nelson

Animal Cruelty and Neglect

Cruelty and neglect traumatizes an extreme amount of animals throughout America everyday. People take responsibility of an animal when it is young with the expectation of caring for it all of the animal's life. For example, when someone takes in a puppy, they expect to have a little bundle of fun...until it comes down to actually caring for it. Several people tend to get very frustrated when the dog is not potty trained or it chewed up their favorite pair of shoes. Abuse and/or neglect begins to take place. Animals who were once the light of their owners’ eyes are now put on the street or thrown in animals shelters which they are treated horrendously. Starved. Homeless. Unloved. Animals have feelings just as humans do. Go to a shelter today and give an animal a loving home. They may not be there for your whole life, but you’ll be there for theirs.


The ASPCA, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an organization infamously known all throughout the United States, believes animals should be treated just as humans are treated- respectfully. The people of the ASPCA strive to bring protection to neglected and abused animals. Numerous supporters have donated and contributed to the cause since it was first established in 1866 by Henry Bergh. The mission of the ASPCA as said by Henry Bergh himself is, “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”(ASPCA.ORG) Thousands of Americans perceive the identical idea and will campaign, brawl, and strive to terminate animal cruelty.

PETA Animal Cruelty Video **DISTURBING**

Their Mission

ASPCA has developed several locations for citizens to help arrange campaigns and voluntary work to contribute to caring for the animals. Various animals shelters are operated or supported by the ASPCA. Adopting any animals or donating items to shelters are greatly appreciated. Shelters accept food, beds, toys, or any items to tend to the animals. Volunteer work is greatly needed. It requires much responsibility to operate a shelter. ASPCA needs all the help it can get.