Dogs are America’s favorite animals. But tragically, they are also the most abused. The most common form of abuse is neglect, which can be prevented just by providing a minimal amount of care. More violent forms of abuse, such as dogfighting, continue despite it being a felony in all 50 states.
The good news is that everyone can help prevent animal cruelty and support efforts to curb it. And no, you don’t need a house packed with stray dogs in your city to help out. This animal abuse infographic from Instant Checkmate lays out some of the statistics around pet abuse, and how everyday pet lovers can prevent it.