Paw & Order: FACT
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What is Animal Cruelty?
Animal Cruelty – either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal.
The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses and livestock.
Based on the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on pet-abuse.com’s 2011 digest in which species of the victim was specified:
70.1% involved dogs.
20.9% involved cats.
24.1% involved other animals.
Prevention: Humane Education
Animal cruelty manifests in many forms. From the child who throws rocks at a cat, to the backyard breeder who churns out puppies for cash, to the circus trainer who beats and prods an elephant performer. By being able to educate others on how to identify animal cruelty, we can be better advocates to animals.
Board of Directors
President - Belinda Smith
Secretary - Candice Sanchez
Treasurer - Thomas Palermo
Marketing Director - Andrea Andrus Kibbe
Communications Director - Carolina Velasquez-Gomez
Event Director - Christie Feliz
Member - Valerie Cortez
Member - Martha Minnis
Member - Fran Ortiz
Member - Grace Carter
"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those that do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
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