The only thing worse than seeing someone be abusive to an animal, is not being able to do anything about it. One of the best ways to help stop animal cruelty, is to let other people know about it and report it to the necessary authorities. Knowing who to contact in your community is half the battle.
Depending on where you live, you will have a different ASPCA or animal cruelty contact center. In some areas, the police department will handle animal cruelty issues, while in others you will have to contact your local animal control agency or municipal agencies.
The best way to find who you should contact to report animal abuse, is to visit the ASPCA.org/reportcruelty web site, where you will find all of the necessary information on who to contact and how to handle animal abuse in your area.
You can make a big difference in stopping animal cruelty, so please don’t stay silent!