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What is abuse?
Abuse – the term used in the child welfare field to describe maltreatment that occurs regardless of the perpetrator’s intentionality. Abuse is broken down into two basic forms: neglect and cruelty.
Neglect – most commonly involves failure to provide basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, and medical care.
Cruelty – A socially unacceptable behavior that intentionally causes pain, suffering, or distress to and /or death.
Animal cruelty is a felony in all 50 states within the US.
If you see someone hurt an animal, report it immediately! People who hurt animals are also likely to be hurting people, including children.
Reporting saves lives.