Taking a Stand Against Animal Cruelty

On August 20th, Los Angeles Animal Services sent a press release about their dedication to preventing animal cruelty. OBOL stands with LAAS in their dedication to the humane treatment and care of all animals within the City of Los Angeles.

We Dream of Justice, Too Campaign Poster

OBOL designed this special flyer to raise public awareness about the plight of homeless animals. OBOL’s policy work fights for better protections for animals in shelters all over Southern California.

We also teach anti-cruelty as part as our Humane Education Program in schools and youth groups. OBOL can download flyers for use by educators, animal shelters, and humane organizations about the importance of reporting animal abuse and neglect. The flyers are also available in Spanish.

Our Goals

  • Raise awareness that animal abuse and neglect is a crime
  • Encourage people to report animal abuse and neglect
  • Make people think twice before harming an animal

Below is the full text from LA Animal Services regarding animal cruelty and the law.

Annual Report from Los Angeles Animal Services

Los Angeles, August 20, 2019

Los Angeles Animal Services is dedicated to the humane treatment and care of all animals within the City of Los Angeles. Each day, Animal Control Officers respond to alleged humane complaints of animal cruelty and abuse. Humane cases can range from leaving any animal (including, but not limited to: fowl/chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.) without food, water and/or shelter to more violent crimes which result in the injury or death of an animal.

Specific examples of animal cruelty crimes include:

  • Animal is not provided adequate shelter or protection from the weather, such as being held in a cage that is left in the sun on a hot day.
  • Depriving an animal of proper food and water for extended periods of time.
  • Cruelly beating and wounding a living animal by throwing into or when pulling out of cages.
  • Maliciously and intentionally tormenting an animal, such as breaking limbs to be able to handle an animal or when handling an animal.

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