Category: “Education”

Prevention of Cruelty of Animals in April 2018

This is Titán. One of our volunteers found this lovable bull-nosed terrier wandering in the street by himself. But that is not the worst of it.

Titán has whiplashes up and down his back! WHHAAT!!!

How could any person do this??? But yet it is so prevalent that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) dedicated the month of April to specifically right this: the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals.

Year-round, rescue organizations and dedicated individuals fight animal abuse and cruelty that can come in so many forms: punishments, neglect, hoarding, inhumane factory farming and death for sport or fashion. While it is people that are causing this pain, people can also make a difference.

Amigos de los Animales, along with Puerto Rico’s Health department and the Career Development Institute based in New Jersey, annually coordinates a week-long course to certify people as Animal Control Officer/Cruelty Investigators. So far, approximately 298 Officer/Investigators have been certified.

All animals deserve to live a life free of intentional infliction of pain caused by the whims, desires, or pleasures of humans. It is up to us to make this happen!

Email Amanda@amigosdelosanimales.org NOW if you are interested in taking the 2019 course (tentatively scheduled for end of Jan./beginning of February), and we will put you on the list to be sent a registration form. Our 2018 course was cancelled due to Hurricane Maria, but you can read the newsletter HERE. 

Titán is a victim of abuse. It is ironic to think that He is one of the lucky ones. He was at least picked up, and is being cared for and rehabilitated. He will always have his scars, however, as a reminder of the power of people.

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