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How to prevent physical abuse towards pets

How to prevent physical abuse towards pets
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My neighbour is moving to another city and is planning to abandon his pet. What action can I take?
People sometimes abandon their pets because they don't know how to take them by train or railway. Both are simple procedures and simply involve buying a ticket for them. There are companies that help with pet relocation (For example: furry flyers). Abandoning a pet is illegal under Section 11, sub-section 1, clause (i) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 and the person can be arrested. It is a cruel and vicious act and you should inform his/her senior at the workplace. You can ask your neighbour to put up his/her pet for adoption through the Net.
If your neighbour is adamant on abandoning his/her pet, you can register an FIR under the aforementioned act. Do not forget to gather photographic evidence along with witness statements in order to make your case strong. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) Note, that there are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court. The court proceedings include the hearing of arguments, cross-examination, witness statements and presentation of other evidences etc. As a last resort, offer to foster the dog yourself till a home is found and ask for whatever payment this person can afford. Animals die after great physical and mental suffering if they are abandoned.
If the pet is being abandoned because the owner has to look for a new house, offer to keep the pet till they find the house and then ship it to them.
My neighbour is physically abusing his pet dog/cat. What should I do?
Physical abuse of pet by the owner amounts to animal cruelty under section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960. Register an FIR with the police immediately. Gather adequate evidence, such as voice recordings, photographic evidence and witness statements in order to make your case strong. In order to register an FIR, you need to visit your local police station. The FIR is a written document that is prepared by the police, which has the details about your complaint (For example: locality, time, name of the complainant, alleged activity, etc.) Note, that there are no charges for filing an FIR. After that, the police conduct investigation, which may include arrests. Once the investigation has been concluded the police will record all their findings in a charge sheet. If it is deemed that there is enough proof on the charge sheet the case goes to court. The court proceedings include the hearing of arguments, cross-examination, witness statements and presentation of other evidences etc.
First offer to take the dog. If you have a good animal welfare organisation complain to them and ask them to visit this person.
For the welfare of the animal, assist the police or animal welfare organisations in the rescue of the animal and thereafter help in its adoption (Through a Facebook link, social media, within your family and relatives, olx, etc).
An animal welfare shelter near me is refusing to accept animals. What should I do?
For the immediate welfare and care of the animal, take him to another shelter as soon as possible. After that, talk to the higher authorities who are responsible for running the shelter. If no just and reasonable justification is given, try to raise your voice regarding the same in the newspaper media as well as the social media.
However, do keep in mind that an animal welfare shelter does not accept healthy animals. As they have limited space, they only accept animals which are in need of care and attention and have scope for improvement. They also reserve the right to decide the same.
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