ANIMAL ABUSE: Dog Cat Overpopulation = Animal Abuse
I viewed a video re an animal abuse case. I am not posting the story because I believe it will just give abusers more cruel ideas. The animals were successfully rescued from a deliberate act of intentionally prolonged cruelty. What is important to realize - although the equation is never made - is that cases such as these represent important reasons we need to increase Dog Cat Spay Neuter and eliminate Dog Cat Overpopulation (DCO).
Eliminating the social tragedy of Dog Cat Overpopulation (DCO) would eliminate the majority of dog cat abuse, neglect and abandonment. Fewer animals means it is more difficult for abusers to obtain victims. Enacting Licensing; Differential Licensing; Juvenile Licensing; Breeders Permit Requirements; and Kennel Licensing - with enforcement of these regulations - proves necessary in the effort to end DCO.
Many communities already have regulations. Search your city, county and state regulations re animals and then find out whether the laws are being enforced. If not, meet with law enforcement officials or animal control and ask what you can do to help. Sometimes communities won't pursue enforcement due to the cost associated. These are fundamental measures we all need to take to help animals.
Dog Cat Overpopulation is real, it isn't "over" or a "myth" as some national groups and individuals insist. Let's keep innocent animals out of the hands of abusers by eliminating dog cat overpopulation.
~ Tanya Tuell, President, River Valley Crawford County Humane Society, Indiana, USA
Esther June, shown on the left with her eight puppies was rescued when her puppies were only a few days old. We trapped her then found her tiny puppies in a barn. She was so starved we could see every bone on her spine. Although she still bears many scars on her body and is fearful she finally learned to enjoy life. She and six of her puppies remain together at River Valley Animal Sanctuary.
We found a wonderful home for two of her pups.
Esther's eight babies: Eli Benjamin Cooper, Nemo, Elly, Clifford, Macey, Paige, Leah and Lula.
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