Abused Pet animals

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Abuse can take place in different ways.

A dog is kicked because he is barking too much. A house cat is forced to live outdoors because it scratched the couch. Horses are whipped continuously just so the jockey can win a race. Bulls are made to fight against man, to prove who is mightier - man or beast. There are many cases where the so-called civilized people put unwanted kittens in a bag and leave them out on a highway. Statistics based on the media reports related to animal cruelty cases reveal that around 1,880 animal abuse cases were reported in 2007. Dogs were involved in 1,212 of these animal cruelty cases. Similarly, 337 cats suffered at the hands of mindless humans and over 470 other animal species were reported to have suffered from some sort of cruelty that year.

How much does it happen every year?

In media-reported animal cruelty cases, dogs—and pit bull-type dogs, in particular—are the most common victims of animal cruelty.

Of 1,880 cruelty cases* reported in the media in 2007:


60% (1,212) involved dogs

18% (337) involved cats

22% (470) involved other animals

How often does it happen?

A pet is abused every 10 seconds in America.

This could mean many different forms of abuse, including dog fighting, specifically in pit bulls.

Is there overpopulation in animal shelters?

Yes, Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.

Of those animals, Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats).

Many of these animals die because they can't find a loving home.