8 Things You Should Do If You See Animal Cruelty Around You

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One day I was walking past the metro station and I saw a dog injured and bleeding.’ been there? Many of us have. And its rather upsetting to see our loved animals in pain, but knowing how to handle the situation properly can save a life and prevent the abuser from harming other victims. Here are nine things to do if you see someone abuse an animal:

1. Remain calm and get veterinary care. Please don’t assume that someone else will help. An abused animal may need immediately veterinary care, without which, he or she may suffer for a long time or die from his or her injuries. If you must leave the animal momentarily, ask someone you trust to stay with him or her while you’re gone and return as soon as possible with help.

If you live in India, veterinarians can be found by using the search engine at Justdial.com, and government-employed veterinarians can be found by contacting your state’s animal husbandry department. Veterinarians experienced in working with wildlife can be found through your state’s forest department. 1

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