Dear future president, All animals want is to have a loving family and home. Some animals don't have that so we need to fix it. Well The laws for Wisconsin are Intentional or negligent violation is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable with a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months. Disfigurement or death of an animal is a Class E Felony punishable with a fine up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 2 years. Additional sentencing provisions include forfeiture of animals, cost of care, and forbidding the convicted from owning, possessing or training any animal of the type or species of the abused for not more than 5 years. Most people who abuse animals don't do it on purpose. They hurt animals because they don't think about or realize what they are doing. Many of these people don't know that what they are doing is cruel.
Facts and Statistics Dogs, cats, horse, and livestock are most abused. 70.1% involve dogs, 20.9% involve cats, 24.1% involve other animals.The HSUS estimates that nearly 1 million animals a year are abused or killed in connection with domestic violence. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.in 2012, 62 percent of American households included at least one pet. Every year in the U.S., an estimated 6 to 8 million lost, abandoned, or unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters.
signs of animal neglect No shelter, Collar that is embedded in the pet's neck or so tight it is causing a wound. Open wounds, signs of multiple healed wounds, or a chronic injury or illness that isn't being treated. Untreated skin conditions that have caused loss of hair, scaly skin, bumps or rashes
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Federal Anti-Cruelty Laws. National Anti-vivisection society. http://www.navs.org/what-we-do/keep-you-informed/legal-arena/companion-animal-issues/federal-anti-cruelty-laws/,. November 4, 2016