Imagine yourself for just a second, just you yourself on your own no place to go. No family.No home to go to, just you on your own trying to find your way to survive. Everyday all across the world, animals are beaten, neglected, and left abandoned to struggle on their own. For example there is a story of stray dog by the name of Buttercup. She was left on the highway after so much abuse in her home. Her owner did not want her any longer, and left her out i n the middle of the highway so she would be killed by passing cars.Luckily a car noticed and stopped to pick the poor puppy up and little Buttercup was saved.What kind of person treats another living being like that? This type of abuse happens a lot. According to the ASPCA, an animal is abused every 10 seconds in this country.Alone in the cold and in hot unsanitary conditions with no food nor water, living their days without the compassion they deserve.Abuse and cruelty to animals is, a huge problem in the United States. It is our duty as living humans on this earth to put a end to this this abuse by supporting organizations that help animals in need. We also should educate the public on how to properly care for animals Always report animal abuse if you witness any neglect or physical abuse. We can help by raising awareness about animal cruelty and how we can help.The more compassionate and aware people are of this topic the more people would be compelled to help put an end to it. When people think of animal cruelty, they often think of violence inflicted on an animal. However, a common form of animal abuse is neglect and abandonment.”Animal neglect situations are those in which the animals caretaker or owner fails to provide food, water,shelter or veterinary care sufficient for survival.(The Humane Society of the USA) So the question here is, what can we do to help? Reporting animal abuse is one that we witness is one thing we can do to help the cause, witnessing physical or neglect is abuse. If you are witnessing this type of abuse don’t hesitate to call the local animal control to report it. The second most important thing we can do starts in our own homes.We are given the knowledge to teach our children to respect animals just like any other human. If children learn how to treat animals from the adults in their lives they will not make bad decisions as adults. Being a role model and showing kindness and respect to all animals gives the kid a role model and an example to follow. Dr Thara, Director of Schizophrenia Research Foundation in Chennai has researched the reason for promoting kindness: children who are cruel to animals often grow up to be cruel to people as well so this is a huge impact we can make in our own children’s life. Volunteering at your local animal shelter is another great way to help abused animals. Fostering in your own local home or volunteering at your own local animal shelter helps and makes a huge impact in the lives of these animals. .Foster families provide temporary homes for pets that are abused, injured or sick and who need some time to recover. Your short-term and loving care could be just what a pet needs before adoption into a forever lovely home. Fostering is very important because it reduces the excess crowding in shelters and prepares the animal for adoption.More and more every day, countless of animal cruelty cases are discovered. Puppy mills for example, puppy mill dogs are kept in wired cages with electrical flooring injuring the paws of the poor helpless puppy. Puppy mill females breeding dogs reach a point of physical depletion and can no longer reproduce, which then they are often killed because there’s no use to them. Puppy mills main focus is making money, they don’t care about the lives of these innocent animals but making a profit out of them. According to scientific research by UC Davis “puppy mill puppies are prone to congenital and hereditary conditions including heart disease and blood and respiratory disorders”. Most puppies from puppy mills arrive at pet stores with diseases and other health problems. They also suffer from fear, anxiety and other behavioral problems because of the emotion experiences that they have gone through according to Psychology Today. Another example is fur farms.In the US, more than 50% fur comes from China where there is no penalty for animal cruelty.The animals are raised in these small cramped cages on fur farms to be killed. .Another form of animal cruelty is, animal hoarding and this is affecting thousands of animals everywhere.Most commonly cats and dogs.According to PETA ,”It has been heavily researched that there are 900 to 3000 new cases of animal hoarding in the United States every year, with 252,000 animals falling victim.” Other type of animal abuse is dog fighting this is one of the most horrendous disgusting forms of animal cruelty. Dogs who are used in this industry are typically raised in isolation by themselves. They spend most of their lives on short, heavy chain, heavy metal not being able to see the everyday world with love of a owner. The dogs are regularly conditioned and trained for fighting through the use of drug. The drugs used may include anabolic steroids in them in order to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness to the dog . Yes they’re feeding drugs to the dog so they can entertain themselves. Why don’t we just give drugs to a human baby when they’re very first born and watch them fight to death once they train and enhance their strength. This is what we’re basically doing to a living creature, it sounds so wrong but this is really happening. “Fighting dogs during fights have their ears cropped and tails docked close to their bodies to minimize the animal’s normal body language cues and to limit areas that another dog can grab during a fight.” ( ASPCA)Although dog fighting is a felony and illegal in all 50 states, it continues to occur in every part of the country and in every type of community. Fights can happen in a variety of locations ranging from back alleys to carefully-staged enterprises. Dog Fights typically take place in a 10-20 square-foot little pit little stadiums especially designed to contain the animals. Fights can last to a very of just a few minutes or several hours, and both animals may suffer injuries including puncture wounds, lacerations, blood loss, crushing injuries broken bones or death. Although fights are not usually to the death, many dogs succumb to their injuries later, and losing dogs are often discarded, killed or brutally executed as part of the “sport.” According to PETA ” 1 million animals used in experiments (excluding rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and agricultural animals used in agricultural experiments), plus an estimated 100 million mice and rats.They are used laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing and other things”. How would you enjoy to be squeezed in a cage with many other animals all squished up, not being able to touch the grass, run around and play, smell the nature around you, or go for a walk in the warm sunshine, live in a happy home loved by your owner ? Animal cruelty is super wrong because we are hurting the innocent lives who don’t deserve all this torture.Animals experience and can feel pain, fear, anxiety, stress, depression, boredom, joy and happiness and all those other feelings we humans also feel. Animals are very intelligent, some ever learn our own language and learn many different type of tricks . Most people experience their first bond with an animal, feeling safe and comfort. Not only do they bring a companion and a friend into our lives, but also unconditional love , comfort and support but there are millions of animals suffering and are being neglected, some are sold to research laboratories. A large number of animals are raised for slaughter each year. A cow “has a natural life span of twenty- five to thirty years, but only survives for an average of five. It’s all up to us..There is so much going on and where do doing so little because we’re not well informed on what really is going on. There is so much more different types animal abuse but as a human being living we should also treat animals as a living creatures. Animals also feelings just like humans. They have the same 5 senses and even stronger than us.They as animals have feelings like us.They can feel the pain of the sharp knife cutting through their flesh and they can feel sad watching their own family being killed in front of them by us.We should not kill them for our own selfish needs like for money or entertainment. We should treat all animals with the proper love and respect just like any other human being on this earth. So how can we humans make a difference? Time, time , time is incredibly valuable, and we seem to have very less of it nowadays but spending time can make an incredible impact in the lives of animals.Shelters, rescues. These places only exist because people committed their time to make them a reality. They continue to flourish because of employees and volunteers who continue to give their time. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time. An hour a week, even an hour a month. Anything and everything helps. You could help with the adoption paperwork and interviews. You could help clean the facility, or mow the lawn. You could walk the dogs, or scratch the cats. You could help give them baths.Another way of helping can be adopting.There is always unwanted or abandoned pets who are dropped off at animal shelters or abandoned on the streets to fend for themselves everyday. If you’re ready for a new addition to your family, pets like these can really use your love. You will be saving an animal from a lifetime of loneliness and even from the possibility of being killed . If you are not able or ready to adopt a pet, or you simply prefer to provide temporary housing for homeless animals, then consider fostering abused and abandoned pets that are living in your local animal shelters. Rescue organizations are also in need of foster pet parents. Doing so allows extra time for a pet to find a forever home, will help with socialization, and provides much needed love Another way can be checking with local animal shelters and rescues to see if they need any assistance with upcoming fundraisers. If you cannot physically be there to participate in a fundraiser, spread the word by way of social media, email, flyers, or informing the local media. If you have no time to volunteer, you can foster, or adopt a pet of your own, or give donations to your local animal rescue association. They are always appreciating help. These can be used to buy food, supplies, and pay for vet bills amongst other things. Don’t think that money is the only option for a donation, either. Many places will accept used items like leashes, pet beds, and toys for instance. You could always also donate pet food.It all comes out to physical abuse to neglect. From slaughterhouses , laboratories , to our very own home. Animals cannot speak for themselves so it’s up to us humans to help and speak for them We should all do whatever we can to make sure they are treated properly and humanely.