- Report animal abuse if you see it. If you witness someone abusing a animal whether they are physically abusing the animal or neglecting the animal in some way, report it t the local animal control. Neglect may require an educational visit from an animal control officer. Abuse may require removal of the animal from the home. Either way your call will guarantee a better life for the pet. And your name will be kept confidential. Below are some businesses and people you can contact for animal abuse.
RSPCA: Animal Shelter (Port Lincoln)Address: 1 Happy Valley Rd, Port Lincoln SA 5606Vets on Eyre (Port Lincoln)Lincoln Veterinary Centre (Port Lincoln)Address: 20 Windsor Ave, Port Lincoln SA 5606Dog and Cat Management Board
GPO Box 1047
5001Phone: 8124 4962
- Desex your pets. Desexing is an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies.Research also shows that desexed animals can actually live longer. Desexed animals are generally less likely to get diseases and certain illnesses such as mammary cancer and uterine infections in females and prostate problems in males. Desexing commonly reduces behaviour problems such as roaming, aggression and urine marking in males. In females it prevents mating behaviour and false pregnancy. Reducing the desire to roam also reduces the risk of being in fights or a traumatic accident such as being hit by a car.Once the animal has given birth to an unwanted child is what leads to homeless animals. Because the child has no one to look after it – it won’t get desexed and it will go out into the world and mate with other animals which just equals in more and more “stray” and homeless animals that have to scavenge for food out of garbage bins, carry diseases and fleas/ticks, sleep in gutters and other hidey holes and end up with a short lifespan.Contact your local vet for more information, or visit some the below sites. https://www.awla.org.au/2014/06/why-should-i-have-my-pet-desexed/
- Teach others to respect animals. Children learn how to treat animals from the adults in their lives. We are all influenced by the people around us. Be a role model and show kindness and respect to animals and the people in your life and they will do the same. There is a reason for promoting kindness: children who are cruel to animals often grow up to be cruel to people as well. Nip animal cruelty in the bud early on. Teach children compassion. Influence the people around you in a positive way by treating animals and people with respect and love.
Be kind to animals 🙂
By Portia C