Stay Alert. Pay close attention to animal abuse cases locally, nationally and regionally. A great way to stay informed is by following animal rescues within your community as well as in other parts of the country. They’re often on the forefront of trying to ensure punishments are strictly enforced, help raise awareness, and coordinate petition and other efforts. Keep an eye on new legislation and regulations passed so that you’re always abreast of what is happening in your state and in the U.S.
“Keep an eye on new legislation and regulations passed so that you’re always abreast of what is happening in your state and in the U.S.”
Spread The Word. Help raise awareness of animal abuse cases around the country among your own social media following, local media, family and friends. The Internet has been a powerful platform for helping dogs, cats, and other animals of all kinds due to animal lovers lending a hand. By sharing the word and encouraging others to do the same, it can help ensure animal abusers are given the correct penalties for their crimes.
Visibility and attention can absolutely help animals in need, and that includes those involved in abuse and neglect cases of all types. Many major abuse incidents throughout the country resulted in strict enforcement of the laws because people were outraged and demanding justice. Keep a list of animal organizations at close hand, either followed on social media, saved to your bookmarks on your computer, or on a piece of paper at home so that you can be ready to help and act.
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