April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. According to the ASPCA, an animal is abused, in the US, every ten seconds. Every ten seconds a dog, cat, or other animal is hit, kicked, or mistreated in some uncaring manner. These acts totally disregard the pain and suffering inflicted on any helpless animal. This month, people across the country, are joining together to highlight this cruelty which needs to end. Supporters are asked to help raise awareness about these issues.
Cruelty Comes in Different Forms
As part of the 150th anniversary of the ASPCA, the organization invites you to make donations to support this cause. You can make a one-time contribution, or, if you prefer, you can become a monthly member. Animal cruelty does not just involve dogs and cats, it involves horses, rabbits, birds, and many other innocent animals that cannot defend themselves.
It is difficult to believe how any human being comes up with some of the sick ways they do in order to hurt an animal. For example, there are three cases from England where cats were cooked in microwave ovens. Then, there was the puppy, named ‘Peanut,’ who was stolen from its owner, tortured, and then decapitated. Several years ago, the owner of a female pit bull puppy was dragged by its leash outside a van. The owner of the puppy was reportedly drunk. The dog, ‘Cricket,’ suffered from scraped fur, a swollen snout, and lost one of her claws. Cricket was one of the lucky animals as she survived the situation.
The stories go on and on including the woman who was angry with ‘Fluffy,’ her cat, for scratching her. She put Fluffy in her washing machine and set the water temperature to ‘boil.’ The cat spun around and around for 10 minutes until she finally died. ‘Star’ was a female Malta. Animal-rescue officers found her beneath a wooden board with a tree stump placed on top of it to weigh it down. Stars legs had been tied together. She was buried alive up to her head. She was shot forty times with a pellet gun. Although she lived for a month she later died from pancreatic inflammation.
You can help these innocent animals from being treated with cruelty. Your donation will support the cause.