Identifying Signs of Animal Abuse
Animal abuse diagnoses can be challenging, but being able to identify potential signs of abuse enables veterinarians to better serve their patients and clients.
There are plentiful resources for identifying and diagnosing animal abuse and neglect in order to better your patient’s life as soon as possible.
In Good Faith
It is veterinarians' sole purpose to ensure the wellbeing of pets, but what if you suspect intentional abuse? All veterinarians should be protected.
It is veterinarians’ sole purpose to ensure the wellbeing of pets, but what if you suspect intentional abuse? Do you feel protected in reporting suspected animal abuse?
Newly Proposed Florida Law Protecting Pets from Abuse has Gained Bipartisan Support
A proposed law strengthening protection against cruelty for dogs and cats has been introduced and is gaining bilateral support in the Florida House and Senate. HB 621 Animal Cruelty, or Allie’s Law, provides guidelines regarding when a veterinarian or member of a veterinary medical facility is required to report signs of suspected animal cruelty to law enforcement or animal control.
What Constitutes Animal Cruelty?
Following the track of the Nov/Dec issue’s editor’s letter, this article looks at the legal status of owning a pet in the U.S. and beyond, as well as what constitutes animal cruelty beyond physical abuse.
Veterinarians Call on BLM to Abandon Surgical Sterilization Experiments on Wild Horses
Nearly 80 veterinarians from across the United States delivered a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt today condemning the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed surgical sterilization experiments on wild horses from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Oregon.
Poll: Have You Ever Suspected a Pet Owner of Animal Abuse?
There are signs that an animal is being abused or neglected. Does a veterinarian have a legal duty to report suspected abuse, neglect or cruelty? Unfortunately, the laws vary by state, but there are steps veterinarians can take to help their patient. Plus, the results of our latest Facebook poll.
A Voice For the Suffering
Animal cruelty is a widespread phenomenon that has serious impact on animal welfare, the wellbeing of individual animals, and our society, as well as veterinary medicine in general. A pivotal question that must be answered is this: what constitutes abuse or neglect in our patients?
Veterinarians Help Horses Impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas
The Animal Wellness Foundation, as part of its disaster response efforts, is providing hay to surviving horses on the island of Grand Bahama in the aftermath of the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian in August. AWF was a member of a coalition of humane organizations that facilitated the rescue of 72 homeless dogs from Nassau following the storm.
Poll: Should the U.S. Ban Cat Declawing?
After New York State banned declawing of cats, we asked our Facebook fans if they agreed or disagreed. Four hundred people voted, with 94% voting in favor of the legislation.