If you see something, say something....

If you suspect animal abuse or neglect, you can report to your local law enforcement agency, call the Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society at (518) 434-8128, or visit their website www.mohawkhumanesociety.org

 

Animal abuse and cruelty resources

ASPCA – Animal Cruelty Prevention

New York State Animal Protection Federation

Animal Cruelty Facts and Information

The Animal Welfare League of the Greater Capital District

Peppertree Rescue 

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Safe Haven Program

Animal Cruelty Laws

Capital District Humane Association

 

SIGNS THAT AN ANIMAL MIGHT BE ABUSED

Physical Signs
•    Collar so tight that it has caused a neck wound or has become embedded in the pet's neck
•    Open wounds, signs of multiple healed wounds or an ongoing injury or illness that isn't being treated
•    Untreated skin conditions that have caused loss of hair, scaly skin, bumps or rashes
•    Extreme thinness or emaciation—bones may be visible
•    Fur infested with fleas, ticks or other parasites
•    Patches of bumpy, scaly skin rashes
•    Signs of inadequate grooming, such as extreme matting of fur, overgrown nails and dirty coat
•    Weakness, limping or the inability to stand or walk normally
•    Heavy discharge from eyes or nose
•    An owner striking or physically abusing an animal

Environmental Signs

•    Pets are tied up alone outside for long periods of time without adequate food or water, or with food or water that is unsanitary
•    Pets are kept outside in inclement weather without access to adequate shelter
•    Pets are kept in an area littered with feces, garbage, broken glass or other objects that could harm them
•    Animals are housed in kennels or cages (very often crowded in with other animals) that are too small to allow them to stand, turn around and make normal movements possibly with too many other animals


 See Something? Say Something!
 
If you suspect animal abuse or neglect, you can report to your local law enforcement agency, call the Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society at (518) 434-8128, or visit their website www.mohawkhumanesociety.org