It's amazing how animals play such an integral part in our daily lives. They bring us happiness when we're having a rough day, and they long for our attention. Unfortunately, some people in our society take their frustrations out on their pets, or pets in their neighborhood. This frustration can be in the form of verbal or physical abuse.
From the American Society of The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, check out these signs to look for in abused animals:
Additionally, here are some environmental signs as well:
What To Do If You Suspect An Animal Is Being Abused
If you suspect an animal is being abused, please contact the Los Angeles County Department Of Animal Control at (626) 962-3577. If you are witnessing a subject physically harming an animal, call the Azusa Police Department at (626) 812-3200.
What's The Law?
California Penal Code Section 597 deals specifically with abuse of animals. Visit the California Legal Info page to view this section.
You can find out more information on the following websites:
The Los Angeles County Department Of Animal Care And Control
The American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals - Los Angeles Office
Azusa Police Department | 725 N. Alameda Avenue | Azusa, CA 91702