April is recognized by animal welfare organizations as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which was chartered in April 1866, there are many signs that an animal might be being abused or neglected:
We can all be a voice for the voiceless and take a stand whenever we believe an animal is being subjected to cruelty and neglect. Let’s create a larger, caring community on behalf of animals, and put an end to cruelty.
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.