April is Animal Abuse Prevention Month

                                                            This is Maizy. MazieShe’s one of our shelter residents. If you’ve perused our adoptable dogs, you may be wondering why she’s not featured. That’s because she is what we call a “sanctuary” dog. Maizy will be with us and loved by us until she crosses the Rainbow Bridge, and it will only be then that she will no longer be haunted by the pain of her abuse.

Maizy came to us from a horrific situation. Locked in a bathroom, she had her ears butchered by a former owner. Is it any wonder she doesn’t like being touched? Sadly, Maizy probably trusted whoever did that to her, but the damage abuse inflicts can last a lifetime. Oh, we have wonderful volunteers who have dedicated themselves to winning Maizy over, and some have been successful. But it has taken a long time and a great deal of patience.

Animal abuse is a complicated issue, but there is a simple way to help. If you suspect something, say something. If you think an animal is in danger, living in a cruel or neglectful situation, or being abused, contact your local Animal Control office (list available on our “Resources” page). Make a report and follow up to ensure a home visit was made. If you are not satisfied the situation has improved, call your Animal Control office again…and again…until you are satisfied. In the absence of your voice, life will not change for these animals; and the cycle of abuse and suffering will continue.

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