Report Abuse

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.

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  1. Dear vet, thank you for your merciful work, i report neglect and will be grateful for advise.

    Writing to you from Richmond CA.

    For the last 3 years my next door neighbour has a female & male G. Shepherd dogs who has been badly neglected.

    1. Live out doors.

    2. Separated by wooden fence.

    3. Male ( i can inspect his enclosure, about 15x’ 12′) has a cover on part of it .
    He goes to the bathroom at that area.
    Enclosure being cleaned once a month.
    No walks. No human contact (food given under fence).
    No dog house, floor is cement.
    Water given occasionally, no water available for the dog at all times.

    4. Female held in a larger enclosure, she hides from the rain under a hut on the ground. She may have more human contact. Water situation the same (i visited her area). NO walks.

    5. Animal Control (Martinez) has been there 3 times, they attempted to show the owner how to install a water bucket that the dogs would not tip over. With lack of cleaning the buckets filled with dog hair. Officers told me that according to State
    Regulations they are unable to intervene. ( Regulations does not enforce human contact, exercise, dog bed).

    6. The owner is arrogant, at this time he does not want to hear ideas about how to improve the condition of his dogs. In his mind the dogs are fine. He refuses help. He was open to dog houses i provided last winter. The male dog takes apart anything in his enclosure due to boredom.

    7. After two years of attempts i need help in communication with the owner.
    So far i have been the only person who approaches him.

    8. At this time the only hope for the dogs is to attempt to buy them from the owner. He keeps them as barking machines yet his house was broken into while
    the dogs were there. I can use help to negotiate with him about selling the dogs.
    I will have a fundraising for the amount he will be asking. I hope that he would not
    replace them.

    9. The dogs has gentle disposition, i was able to visit them few times, and have been offering them water, meat and bone broth over the fence.

    Thank you for your time reading this email and for your rescue work. I have been rescuing animals on my own for the last 30 years in the Bay Area and will strive to give these two wonderful beings the life they deserve.

    Danielle Prag

    510 292 0445

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