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What Are Cruelty & Neglect?

Cruelty_-_HorseThe Humane Society of Greater Dayton defines neglect as failure to provide adequate food, water or shelter. The use of physical force sufficient to cause injury to an animal is abuse. Neglect or abuse is considered cruelty to animals, which is illegal in all 50 states. 

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton depends on the public to report any suspected case of animal cruelty. Write down all of the information you can; include details on the “who, what, where and when” of the situation, then contact us at 855-PETS-911 or fill out our online cruelty report

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