Steps And Precautions Of Animal Cruelty

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148703 148703 Mrs. Drain Senior English January 29, 2016 Solutions Steps and precautions you must take while dealing with animal cruelty. 1. If you witness someone abusing a dog or cat, whether they are physically abusing the animal or neglecting the animal in some way, report it to local animal control. Neglect may require an educational visit from an animal control officer. Abuse may require removal of the animal from the home. Either way, your call will guarantee a better life for the pet. The ACO’s will keep your name confidential. 2. Understand the link between animal cruelty and domestic abuse. There is a direct link between animal abuse and other types of domestic violence, from child abuse to spousal abuse. If you suspect animal abuse in a home, your phone call could open the door to more help for the family. Animal control officers are aware of the link and if they feel there is other abuse in the home will report it to social services — vice versa. 3. Teach children to respect animals. Children learn how to treat animals from the adults in their lives. Be a role model and show kindness and respect to animals and the children in your life will do the same. There is a reason for promoting kindness: children who are cruel to animals often grow up to be cruel to people as well. Nip animal cruelty in the bud early on. Teach children compassion. 148703 Prior to the Animal Welfare Act, animal welfare law was largely reactive and action could only be taken once an

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