I know it’s a chilling subject, but animal abuse happens everywhere, everyday. It doesn’t matter how rich, poor, nice or mean people are. Animal abusers can be standing next to us in line at the grocery store. Scary thought, right? Although people who abuse animals don’t have a stamp on their forehead (dang it!) you may suspect that a friend, neighbor or even family member is abusing their animals. I have a list of actions you can take if you suspect animal cruelty.
I have been involved in animal rescue for over 8 years now. Volunteering, fostering, donation coordination – I’ve done it all. My passion is for rescue animals and the rights of those who can’t speak. I preach the phrase “adopt, don’t shop” because shelters are overcrowded and irresponsible breeding is running rampant. All of my animals are rescues, and it will always be that way.
When I rescued Wynston, he was dying. Starving, abused and clinging to life at just 6 months old, he managed to hang in there long enough for me to save him. Wynston was left to die because “he was ugly and wouldn’t sell” according to his abuser, who is now in prison for her cruelty to 76 dogs. Wynston was born in her puppy mill.
Puppy mills are large commercial operations that are created for the purpose of breeding dogs for money. Profit is priority over the dogs’ heath and well being. Puppy mill dogs used for breeding are abused, neglected and their offspring come with a slew of health problems. We must work together to shut down puppy mills and stores that support the sale of the puppies.