Animal abuse has recently gained greater awareness in different sectors of society, resulting in the creation of various organizations that are responsible for animal care. Moreover, some countries have even implemented laws that condemn this type of aggression.
However, many people still think this isn’t an important issue. They simply don’t understand that they are aggressive against any living being, cultivating destructive emotions that can eventually lead to other atrocities.
This was the case of Deborah Sue Culwell, a woman who was discovered to throw away 7 puppies in a dumpster in California, United States. When the security cameras identified her, the police immediately rushed to arrest her and discovered she had much more to hide.
According to the County Animal Services, the woman had 38 more dogs inside her house, all in unhealthy condition. The animals were confiscated by the police and will be under care until the case is resolved.
For now, it is unknown if the mother of the abandoned puppies is among the 38 dogs found in the house, but the authorities are working to identify her and reunite her with the pups, which are thankfully still alive.
What to do if you find a dog in danger?
The care and protection of animals is everyone's responsibility. For this reason, if you see an animal in danger, it is essential to take action immediately.
The best thing you can do is to approach the animal directly if you see it isn’t aggressive. In this situation, you can lodge it in your house or take to a shelter to find further help.
However, when the animal has an owner or is enclosed in private property, it is necessary to address the local authorities. Keep in mind, many countries have already got laws that allow them to act in these cases respectively.
The most important thing is to overcome the indifference and remember that caring for animals is a way to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the entire planet.