It is definitely very difficult to imagine anyone wanting to harm a dog, but it happens in many cases.
Here are the 4 most common forms of abuse faced by dogs from people:
Dog hoarding is a type of neglectful abuse. There is no possible way to care for all those dogs on one’s own.
This most commonly happens in those with mental disorders that manifest as hoarding, and those individuals typically need psychological assistance.
Puppy mills can also perform hoarding abuse. They focus on income and therefore do not provide the dogs with adequate care, leaving them in cramped, dirty conditions.
Violent abuse involves physical beating, hitting, kicking, or torturing of a dog. This often causes dogs to become withdrawn, easily frightened, aggressive, or display behavioral problems.
Some people do not provide sufficient care for their dogs. This is categorized as neglectful abuse. They may not provide sufficient food, water, shelter, medical care, affection, exercise, or other necessities.
Dog fighting is a cruel but common sport that involves baiting dogs into fighting each other. This can cause permanent aggression in fighting dogs and severe anxiety and fear in bait dogs.
In addition, this can lead to severe injury and even death in the fighting dogs.
If you suspect a dog is being abused, report the incident to the relevant authorities.
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