For animal advocates nationwide, pet-abuse.com is a powerful tool that provides an animal abuse database and a link to report crimes against animals.
Pet-abuse.com tracks animal abuse cases – and works to help prevent animal neglect and abuse in Washington State and beyond.
Pet-abuse.com documents animal abuse cases nationwide, providing the names of those who have been charged with abuse of animals and other important details pertaining to each case. Visitors to the website can search by state, abuse type, animal, status (convicted, alleged, open, not charged, dismissed, failed to appear, acquitted, or USDA citation), date, and abuser gender.
For Washington State, there are a total of 342 cases and animal cruelty categories include, but are not limited to, hoarding, neglect/abandonment, poisoning, mutilation/torture, drowning, and shooting.
Cases from the Pacific Northwest include a dog who was shot by his owner in Medford, Oregon; horses that have been neglected in Snohomish, Washington; and two severely neglected dogs in Steilacoom, Washington.
If you are concerned about an animal abuse case in your neighborhood, log in to the website and click report abuse for resources. The website also has links to the ASPCA, PETA, and HSUS to help concerned people identify animal abuse and help save an animal’s life.
The website also offers information an animal abuse prevention, information about animal cruelty laws, and information about the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence.
If you think that you have witnessed animal neglect or abuse, please contact your local law enforcement. Pet-abuse.com is an excellent additional tool for reporting abuse.
It often takes multiple complaints of animal neglect or abuse before an investigation is launched – so if you suspect animal abuse, do not assume that someone else has reported it.
Washington State animal cruelty cases include a goat who was found mutilated in Longview; a man who duct taped his dog’s muzzle in Gig Harbor; neglected horses in Snohomish (this case is also on pet-abuse.com); mutilated cats found in Vancouver; a miniature horse who died in Pierce County; a cat killed in a burglary in Seattle; and dogs who have allegedly been injured and abused in Edmonds.
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