Preventing Neglect in Dogs
Many of you are also witnessing dogs at this cold time of year who are not being Properly Cared For! Sadly it is often on going Neglect for these poor dogs, happening to them year round.
Animal Protection Acts state: It is unlawful to Cause or Permit an animal to be in or continue to be in "Distress". That is any animal of any type, not just dogs. All animals have the right to: Sufficient Food, Water, Shelter and an acceptable level of Care.
Food: Of sufficient Quality and Quantity to maintain proper health.
Water: Of sufficient Quality and Quantity to maintain proper health.
Shelter: Sufficient to prevent the animal being subjected to extreme heat in the summer, extreme cold in the winter, wind and rain.
Care: To have room to move freely at all times. (eg. Tied on a short chain) To not have to lie or walk in its own feces, to not have to stand continually in mud or any filthy ground conditions. To have any health situations treated correctly in accordance with the laws, to not be allowed to be in or continue to be in any form of Distress.
Dogs kept on short chains are unable to move freely and often are subjected to lying and/or standing in filth. This constitutes Improper Care.
Please do the right thing and report the suffering of any animal that you have seen or are now witnessing. Thank you for caring.