- Animal abuse and cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals from neglect to malicious killing. Most abuse investigations can be resolved through education as they often involve unintentional neglect.
- Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care or malicious torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal.
Both types of allegations can be criminally charged misdemeanors or felonies.
If you suspect abuse or cruelty, please report it now. Here is how.