Guidelines for reporting a cruelty case

Animals in distress require voices to stand up for them, and help them be relieved from any inhumane circumstances they may be subjected to. Determining what falls under “cruelty” in itself may be quite tricky. Here’s a few ways to recognize this:

  • If there are evident physical signs of distress or the obvious need for veterinary care that is being ignored by the caregivers. 
  • Lacks/denied regular sources of food and/or water.
  • The animal is confined in a cage or tied at all times (often followed by complaints of barking and crying due to the same) 
  • The animal is kept in an unhygienic space- uncleaned urine/excreta where the animals rests. 
  • If the owners display overt acts of violence & physically abuse towards the animal

It is important that these observations be made  over a period of time as repetitive instances- to ensure they are not just isolated incidents.

If this is the case then document the plight of the animal through photos & video which can be used as sufficient evidence when escalated with authorities.

Contact your local police station & file a written complaint with the collected proof. Additionally contact your local animal welfare NGOs with proof so the matter can further be elevated with the concerned authorities. Be willing to participate in the process till it has been resolved.

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