witnessing animal abuse

What to do if you witness animal abuse

Understanding Abuse Animal abuse can take many forms, including everything from neglect and failure to provide veterinary care to physical assault. According to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, an animal is in distress if it is: Deprived of adequate food, water, shelter, ventilation, space, care or veterinary treatment Injured, sick, or in pain […]

4 Things to Avoid when Advertising a Pet

1. Never use the word ‘free’ in your advertising Even if you plan on giving away the animal for free, remember that there are still a lot of costs that come with taking care of an animal. The new owner should be able to afford the basic necessities of life for the animal, including proper […]

Your rights when adopting out

When it comes to adopting out an animal, it’s important to feel both safe and in control. Although your legal rights may vary depending on your province of residence, here are some of the consistencies that will help you make the best decision not only for yourself, but for the people you’re adopting to as […]

Preventing Animal Abuse

Why You Should Never Pet a Baby Tiger or Lion

Did you know there are hundreds of places around the world where right now you can pay to pet, hold, bottle feed and even swim with a tiger or lion cub? You’re first reaction to this news might be, “I’d love to hold a baby tiger! Where do I sign up?” This reaction is exactly […]

What do animal abusers look like

What does an animal abuser look like?

When you think of an animal abuser, what comes to mind? For me, it was a (roughly) middle-aged man, wearing a white tank top, with a low-income and an overly-aggressive personality. But this stereotype is wrong in so many different ways – because there really is no ‘standard’ when it comes to a person who […]

Animal Abuse Defence Registry

Interviewing Potential Adopters

These are generalized questions that may help you sift through the good and bad potential adopters. Remember that it’s your job to find the best home possible for the animal. It has to be the right fit for both parties in order to be a successful adoption, so if you’re feeling uneasy about things, follow […]

Tips for individuals adopting out a pet

Health Records Ensure that the animal is up to date on all of their vaccinations, and are spayed and neutered. Make sure that their veterinarian records are ready to be passed onto the new owner. Advertising Your Pet Never use the word ‘free’ in your advertising. Even if you plan on giving it away without […]

Man gives his life to save abused puppy

Man gives his life to save abused puppy

We would love to give our deepest thanks to a brave young man, Miguel Ángel Palacios for giving his life to save a neighbor’s dog Jerry. Miguel and his brother Juan Pablo intervened after hearing their neighbor Jesús Antonio Castaño threaten to sever the dog’s head with a machete. Their argument became heated, and drunk […]