25 Mar. 2014
Connection Paper #2
Eq: How does animal neglect affect the community?
Everyone has heard those commercials about animal abuse and how animals need homes, yet you don’t see very many of them. Let alone hear very many people that are actually inspired enough to go out and help. Animal neglect has a rapid spreading rate once it is accepted by even a few and results in increased amounts of violence and other aggressive behavior towards the animals themselves and people.
Animals are constantly being neglected because people do not believe they could ever be equals and that they have to assert their dominance by physical or mentally abusing that animal. They are being poisoned, drugged, malnourished, burned, mutilated and all kinds of all abuse techniques that should send them to jail for the next ten years. ”Of 1,880 cruelty cases* reported in the media in 2007: 64.5% (1,212) involved dogs, 18% (337) involved cats and 25% (470) involved other animals” (Humane Society).
This problem has grown out of control due to neglect to admit that if people just went and neutered their animals this problem would not keep increasing. The population is increasing and so more animals are getting injured from living on the streets and people not caring when they see them hurt on the side of the road.
The Ohlone Humane Society is a non-profit organization based in the local bay area that deals with all animals and provides services for volunteers wanting to help rid ourselves of the animal neglect issue. The organization is funded through donations, volunteers and fundraisers in order to fund their many different service programs such as aiding and rescuing animals, neutering and aiding local shelters throughout Northern California. It is one of the few remaining organizations that still have a functional and operational rehabilitation center for injured or disabled animals.
This organization was founded about twenty five to thirty years ago with a purpose of stopping shelters killing animals and just putting them in piles in a local dumpster. They fought for many years trying to raise enough money to build a center and finally they reached their goal and built the center in the middle of Fremont. They believed that shelters needed to stop...