START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

How to Spot & Prevent Animal Abuse (Infographic)

How to Spot & Prevent Animal Abuse (Infographic)

One million animals are abused or killed each year during domestic violence in the U.S. alone. This estimate is only what is reported, and does not include the many of the abused exotic pets and livestock, or the 6 to 8 million lost and abandoned dogs and cats that enter shelters annually. Take a look at the facts on animal abuse, and how you can help prevent needless animal suffering.


infographic provided by CheckMate

Top 10 Endangered Species
10 of Our Favorite Vegan & Animal Rights Memes
15 Deadliest Animals in the World

Read more: Cats, Dogs, Pets, Safety

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Healthy Living Editors

Healthy Living offers more than 10,000 ways for you to improve your life, your home, your community, and even the world. From the latest healthy and green news to simple DIY tips, our informative and inspirational content empowers you to make a difference.


+ add your own
12:51PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

South Dakota is a state filed with Indians. The white man put them there. They are governed by their laws, not ours.

6:32AM PDT on Aug 4, 2014

I am a big crybaby when I hear of an animal being abused. If I saw it happening, I would say something to the person, or report it to the police in a nanosecond. I even hate it when they whip the horses at a racetrack to make them run!!
I wish all animal shelters could keep all the animals until they are adopted instead of euthanizing them!! That breaks my heart.
We have 5 full grown cats and 1 kitten. All the cats are spayed or neutered. The kitten will be spayed when she is old enough! She won't like that, but she will get over it (LOL)!!

3:06PM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

I guess if anything good came from Vick is that it pushed authorities into investigating the fighting. Those numbers are horrifying and South Dakota must push for felony charges for cruelty.

10:01AM PDT on May 27, 2014

Sharing this, thank you.

5:20AM PDT on May 24, 2014

Thats a shame :-(

10:32PM PDT on May 21, 2014

Good article & very good tips on this terrible issue!!! Sharing on my FB wall.

2:48AM PDT on May 20, 2014

Useful tips if I ever encounter animal cruelty.

8:16PM PDT on May 19, 2014

With gratitude

2:55PM PDT on May 19, 2014

As they can't protect themselves in most situations, we must be the voice that calls out for help, always hoping for the best. Authorities, the ones who can actually do something, especially when called upon, should make sure abuse is prevented. As living creatures, just like us, they deserve being respected at all cost.

2:18PM PDT on May 19, 2014


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Cute! But I agree too, it should be in the wild...

High achiever or OVER ACHIEVER. That was always my problem. Until you finally reach the 'burn out'…

I had problems with leg cramps especially around a certain period of the month and could not sleep v…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.