April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. In honor of this, we’ll be launching an online campaign helping people understand what is considered abuse, the signs, the effects, and the solutions.
We’ll be posting a fact a day for the month of April helping to educate the public on an all-too-often overlooked issue! You can find these facts here and on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/islipanimals
We will also be showcasing two dogs a week who are currently available for adoption, who have suffered abuse before they came to our shelter.
We encourage you to follow our posts and pages and to share this information with your friends, families, and neighbors.
So, with all that said – Here is today’s Fact of the Day!
Animal abuse is more than just physically harming an animal. Things such as tethering, neglect, hoarding, animal fighting, accidental poisoning or shooting, and bestiality also fall under the category of abuse.
Be sure to keep checking back daily. I will be explaining each type of abuse further in detail as the month goes on.
Remember if you are unsure if something is abusive, illegal, or threatening to an animal in any way, contact your Township’s Public Safety Department, your local animal shelters, or if an emergency, your local police.
To contact the Town of Islip Public Safety Department, please call (631) 224-5460
To contact the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center, please call (631) 224-5660