Animal Cruelty On Animal Adoption

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Animal Cruelty Cruelty is behavior that causes pain or suffering to a person or animal. Animal cruelty is a nationwide problem rapidly growing in today’s society. According to The Humane Society, the animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs, cats, horses, and livestock. Based on the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on’s 2011 digest in which species of the victim was specified: 70.1% involved dogs, 20.9% involved cats, and 24.1% involved other animals. Everyday animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Animals are helpless and defenseless creatures that can only defend themselves to a certain extent. To grow as a nation, we must fight for these voiceless creatures and create stricter animal laws. To …show more content…
Before adopting a pet, proper background checks should be required before the finalization of adoption. Some owners are not adept to owning a pet and lack the responsibility needed to care for their animals. Prior to adopting a pet, one should be knowledgeable about the pets needs (grooming, exercise, protective habits) this will help to increase the happiness of the pet. If someone is looking to adopt they should be required to acknowledge the time requirements that they must meet for their pet. Leaving an animal alone for elongated amounts of time is cruel to the animal and should be taken into consideration previous to the ownership of a pet. Also, the dog's behavior toward other pets should be acknowledged to prevent future incidents between animals. Pets cost a lot of money long term and proper preparation should be set forth before the adoption process. Animals need regular vet check ups, food, toys and accessory to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Without these basic needs, the pet can become sick and be in an unhealthy state. The financial burden of animals should be a major part of the adoption process to prevent cruelty an animal. The irresponsibility of the owner can lead to abuse of the