All about Dog AbuseDogs have feelings too!


There are many kinds of aminal abuse. Neglect, dog fighting, hoarding, poisoning, shooting, and bestitality all fall under animal abuse.The single most negative aspect of Dog Abuse is the psychological effect. There are two different Acts of Comission, those two are Passive Cruelty and Active Cruelty. Passive Cruelty are cases of neglect, where the crime is a lack of action rather than the action it's self. Severe animal neglect can cause a lot of suffering and pain to the animal. Some examples of neglect are starvation, dehydration, parasite infestations, allowing a collar to grow into an animal's skin, no shelter in extreme weather conditions, and failure to seek veterinary care when an animal needs medical. Active Crelty implies malicious intent, where a person has deliberately and intentionally caused harm to an animal, and is sometimes referred to as NAI (Non-Accidental Injury). Acts of intentional cruelty are often some of the most disturbing and should be considered signs of serious psychological problems. This type of behavior is often associated with sociopathic behavior and should be taken very seriously. Physical or verbal abuse can have a long-lasting psychological effect on the dog. After a dog has not had food for about two days the liver begins to reserving glucose. If the glucose level drops too low the brian, heart, muscles and kidneys funtion shuts down and death beings very fast.


Animal hoarding, sometimes referred to as "collecting", continues to struggle with public misconceptions. Members of the community and even law enforcement often view hoarders to be "someone who meant well but the situation got out of hand," conjuring images of the sweet cat lady down the street . One of the most trustworthy and loving pets that you can bring home are dogs.


Illegal animal fighting is a blood-sport in which animals are specifically bred and trained to fight each other within an enclosed pit or ring, for the benefit of individuals who place bets on the animal they believe will win. Dog fighting is defined as a brutal "contest" between two dogs that are bred to fight, often called "game dogs". The fights are extremely brutal, with animals often fighting to the death.


To stop dog abuse as a community we can take a report of the crime to our local law enforcement. In certain cities there may be animal control or a department of Humane Law Enforcement. If you are unsure about who to contact, try looking in the yellow pages.