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Animal Rescue

Shepherd Mix DogRescued dogs and cats are brought to the emergency section of our shelter for treatment, care and rehabilitation.   Some of these animals have been the victims of mistreatment, neglect or abandonment.  Here they receive medical treatment, nourishment, protection, and the loving attention they have been lacking.

You can come to the aid of an abused animal by reporting the abuse to the authorities.

HOW DO I KNOW IF AN ANIMAL IS BEING MISTREATED?

There are several warning signs that an animal is being abused.  Here are some things to look for:

Poor Health or Visible Trauma—The fur is severely matted or dirty.  There is evidence of fleas or ticks.  The body is undernourished with bones showing.   Eyes or ears are congested.  The animal has a limp or has difficulty walking.

Neglect or Abandonment—There is no sign of food, water or shelter.   Feces has not been picked up in a long time.  The animal howls or barks continuously, which could be a cry for help.

Mistreatment–The animal is overly aggressive or fearful, especially when dealing with its owner.

Caged or Tied—Of course animals need to be properly controlled, but they should not be so restricted that they cannot stand, move or turn around.

May Have Been Used for Fighting—The animal has wounds, scars or missing body parts.

WHAT DO I DO IF I SEE ANIMAL CRUELTY?

Report It—Call your local animal control or 911.

Document It—Providing the authorities with details, such as the number and type of animals, nature of mistreatment, location, identity of owners, and names of other witnesses will help them rescue the victims and prosecute the perpetrators.  If possible, and if you can do so safely, take photos or videos with your mobile phone.

Testify if Requested—Making an anonymous call is better than doing nothing, but your testimony will strengthen the prosecutor’s case against a guilty party.

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