The animals who are abused are most often dogs, cats, horses and livestock. Numbers from pet-abuse.com, of 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the media in 2007:
64.5 percent (1,212) involved dogs (25 percent of these were identified as pit-bull-type breeds), 18 percent (337) involved cats, 25 percent (470) involved other animals.
It’s against the law to harm animals. Don’t touch. Never try stopping a person from hurting an animal. You can be put in a dangerous situation. You should always go get an adult and tell them exactly what happened and what you saw. Also, call your local police department.
Animals are being abused every sixty seconds. ASPCA is an organization that helps save dogs lives. This organization help you recognize the cruelty that is happening to them.
Many animal abusers are five times as likely to harm humans. Vulnerability of animals may also make it difficult for victims to escape in emergencies. The “link” between violence against humans and animals is clear. To help you can have a plan, seek shelter, seek legal advice, advocate, and support the victims.
Cruelty cases have been reported daily on television, on the Internet and in the newspapers. Many and most cases have never ever been reported, and many animals that goes through suffering go unrecognized and unabated. Many cases with animal abuse have not been compiled by state and federal agencies, making it difficult to calculate the prevalence or trends in these crimes.
Bother - disturb, especially by minor irritations
Ferocious - marked by extreme and violent energy
Nuisance - anything that disturbs, endangers life, or is offensive
Horrendous - causing fear or dread or terror
Vulnerable - capable of being wounded or hurt
Merely - and nothing more
Stern - of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
Unassuming - not arrogant
Unfounded - without a basis in reason or fact
Instance - an item of information that is typical of a class or group
Neglect - leave undone or leave out