Abused dogs – cruelly treated by those responsible for their care.
Abused dogs manifest themselves in many forms – from being over-fed to being starved; from being neglected to being cruelly treated; from receiving insufficient attention to being trained to fight to the death for sport and money.
One of the most heartbreaking things is watching a documentary/news item or reading a piece reporting on abused dogs. Also distressing is the sound of a dog howling or barking, either because it has been locked up, or because it’s been beaten or shouted out for something it doesn’t really understand, just to satisfy the aggressive nature of its owner.
Humans have the responsibility to care for animals, to make sure they are well looked after. True, they’re not humans but they deserve to be treated with consideration.
Where can you go to report any concerns about Abused Dogs?
Here are some places that you can report to
- Contact your local service provider using PSR
- Call your local humane society or animal welfare agency
The sight of abused dogs can really tug at the heart strings! These days, it is not too difficult to make public our concerns. The internet is replete with a whole host of news items, reports and experiences of the discovery of abused dogs and the resulting punishment of their abusers. The more these cases of abuse are reported, the more abusers are brought to justice.
If you have concerns about abused dogs and you want to report your concern, then either call your local humane society/animal welfare agency or the local public service provider. Or, more conveniently, use our free service to have the issue redirected to the right person in the right department, in the right agency. Click the green “MAKE YOUR REQUEST” button on this page.
Abused dogs – What can I do if I see a dog being abused?
Here are 4 things that you can do if you see someone being cruel to a dog
- Clearly ascertain that what you see is abuse
- Use your camera phone to safely document what you see
- It’s important to weigh up the situation carefully. Approach the person only if you feel it’s safe to do so. Should the response be aggressive, please move out of harm’s way
- If the situation is too volatile, remain out of harm’s way and call the services listed above
Why are concerns about Abused Dogs so important?
Dogs are so expressive. You can really see the sadness and pain in a dog’s eyes. Do we really want to see that in man’s best friend?
What we want to see are happy dogs with faces eager to please and tails wagging nineteen to the dozen! In their own way, they are capable of being able to express love. Surely we don’t want to deprive them of following their natural instincts! This would result in abused dogs with suppressed personalities.
At PSR we continuously analyze the frequency of types of Service Request made to Public agencies, and concerns about abused dogs are frequently reported. PSR can help by making the reporting process easier, faster, less frustrating and interactive, with feedback from the Public Service Provider all the way to resolution.