By some estimates, as many as 99% of all dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania also reports that dogs born in puppy mills often suffer long-term emotional and psychological effects. No matter how caring or loving the homes where many of these animals end up, some are so severely traumatized that they never fully recover from the conditions they began their lives in. Read more »
Animal Support was founded by Julian Omidi, his brother Michael Omidi, M.D. and Maria Abaca who are all life-long animal welfare advocates. Motivated by the multitude of issues associated with pet over-population and mistreatment, the founders created this organization to educate the public on the issue, support animal protection and adoption services, and promote spay and neuter laws.
What is Animal Abuse?
Animal abuse is the neglect or harm an animal suffers from its owner. When animals are victims of abuse, they are powerless to either stop it or report it. Whether it be providing the animals with insufficient food, water, and living conditions or purposely harming the animal. While direct violence towards animals appears a more serious issue for pets, traditionally neglect is the number one cause of death for animals that are abused, due to starvation and dehydration. Consistently, people who are guilty of animal abuse have mental and or emotional problems that can grow into violence towards other people and family members.
It is our hope at AnimalSupport.org to sponsor a network of resources dedicated to animal protection, rescue and adoption. Please join us in our goal of ending animal abuse by recommending charities and organizations that fight to stop this horrific practice.
Animal Abuse Statistics
It is estimated that, in the United States, there are approximately 2,000 cases of animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment every year. While these numbers reflect a portion of incidents of abuse by private pet owners, these statistics do not necessarily include the questionable treatment of animals by under-regulated enterprises such as pet stores, zoos, circuses and farms.
- 13% of animal abuse is domestic violence
- Around 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are are euthanized every year in animal shelters.
- 70% of animal abusers have records of other crimes unrelated to animal abuse.
Statistics according to: http://www.nowpublic.com
Help Stop Animal Abuse
There are many ways you can help fight the cruel act of animal abuse, by providing donations to animal abuse charities, adopting pets from rescue shelters, and spreading awareness animal abuse.
Charities and Animal Shelters
- ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals): http://www.aspca.org
- HALO Animal Rescue No-Kill Facility:
- Adopt a Pet:
Animal Support does not accept donations, but rather encourages support be offered directly to the respective charities.