Animal Cruelty Awareness Week
The 3rd Week in April is dedicated to brining awareness to Animal Cruelty. Animal cruelty is basically defined as the mistreatment of animals, both domestic and wild. This abuse can come in many forms, including neglect and physical violence. Animal cruelty is usually easy to spot, but you may be confused about what you can do to stop it. If you suspect animal cruelty or actually witness an act of animal cruelty, you should contact your local humane society officer and report what you saw. Include as many details as possible, and take pictures if you can do so safely. Do not try and enter a property or remove the animal in anyway. This could jeopardize your safety.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA for short, suggest a couple of ways to get involved in helping abused or neglected animals:
- Start a fundraiser
- Run a 5k or race that gives proceeds to animal shelters or ASPCA
- Donate money
- Volunteer at your local animal shelter
- Adopt a shelter pet and give an abused animal a great home
You can help! For more information on how to get involved contact your local animal shelter. Military families make great foster families because foster homes are temporary and this fits the mold for many Military families!