The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sponsors a month-long awareness campaign every April. The organization asks its supporters to help bring awareness to issues of animal abuse and neglect throughout the month and offers several suggestions for how they can do that.
Use the Power of Social Media to Help Rescue Animals from Cruelty
Whether you post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your own blog, ASPCA recommends making frequent posts about animal cruelty to help raise awareness of the issue. You can also ask your followers to share each post on their own social media accounts. This is a simple and effective way to get the message before thousands of people in a short period of time. ASPCA also encourages people to tag the organization in their posts and to follow them on all social media sites.
Create Your Own Fundraising Campaign
ASPCA provides several fundraising resources to help people raise money for the organization. The first step is to go to the ASPCA website and create a personalized page. Be sure to let people know why raising funds to prevent animal cruelty is important to you. Once your page is complete, just click the share button to post it to the social media sites of your choice or email it to friends.
Choose Adoption First
Millions of dogs and cats wait in animal shelters for a loving family to come and take them home. Some pets had a home before their previous owners surrendered them while others have lived their entire lives outdoors. The next time your family wants to get a new pet, consider looking online or visiting shelters such as the Animal Humane Society to give a deserving dog or cat a second chance.
Report Suspected Animal Abuse
The Humane Society of the United States recommends that people call their local animal control department or 9-1-1 if they witness neglect or abuse of an animal. The agency responding to your report has a legal obligation to follow up with an animal welfare check. If you do not have an animal control department or the local police do not have the resources to deal with animal cruelty, you can also contact the Humane Society’s animal rescue team.
Grantsburg Animal Hospital is Your Partner in Animal Wellness
We understand how upsetting it can be to witness or even think about animal cruelty. Abuse and neglect of animals goes against everything we stand for here at Grantsburg Animal Hospital because we are here to help pets live long and healthy lives. Whether you have just adopted a pet from a shelter or have concerns about your current pet, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with us today.
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