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5 Ways You Can Stop Animal Cruelty

June 01, 2021

Are you an animal lover? If you’re reading this, chances are the answer to that question is a yes. Animals have a special way of connecting with people, and forging strong, yet unique bonds with their owners. Unfortunately, not all animals end up in caring homes. Though we’re thrilled to see animal cruelty laws becoming stricter and stricter, there’s still a lot of work to be done here. However, big changes start with small steps. There are some simple things you can do to help fight animal cruelty. A Greater Cincinnati vet lists some of them below. 

Adopt For Life

Adoption is a lifetime commitment. Don’t take an animal into your home unless you’re committed to caring for that pet for the rest of their life. If something happens and you absolutely have to rehome your pet, screen applicants carefully, and ask for a rehoming fee. You may also want to consider working with a rescue.


Puppies and kittens are adorable, but with so many homeless pets out there already, it’s hard to justify bringing more into the world. Don’t contribute to the numbers of pets in shelters by allowing yours to have unwanted litters. Even if you get great homes for your furry friend’s babies, you just can’t guarantee that their litters will fare as well. Spaying and neutering also has a very cumulative effect

See Something, Say Something

We know, this catchphrase wasn’t initially about animal welfare. However, it still applies. If you know of a pet that needs help, contact local authorities. A phone call may save that animal’s life! If you’re concerned about retaliation, send the information in anonymously.

Adopt, Don’t Shop

When it is time for you to bring a new furry friend into your home, consider getting a rescue pet from a shelter. While there certainly are some reputable breeders out there, unfortunately there are also some unscrupulous ones. 

Promote Empathy

Spreading awareness about the plight of suffering animals may be a drop in the bucket, but it can also help create a sea change. If you have children, take time to teach them about our animal friends, and why it’s so important to treat them kindly. Even sharing posts on social media can help! 

Do you have questions about your pet’s health, diet, or care? Contact us, your local Greater Cincinnati veterinary clinic, today!

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