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*People who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes.

*75 percent of women entering shelters have companion animals. Of those women, 71 percent witnessed their abuser either injuring or killing their companion.

*In 88 percent of homes with prosecutable animal cruelty, children were also being physically abused.

*In more than two-thirds of cases involving elder abuse, the perpetrator neglected or abused the elder's companion animal as a form of control or retaliation, in frustration over their caretaking responsibilities or as a way to obtain something from the elder.

Statistics compiled by  NSPCC and The Columbus Center for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors.

SAVE LIVES END THE CYCLE OF ABUSE

What would you do if you were driving down a lovely country road on a warm summer afternoon and suddenly a person in the car in front of you tossed two puppies out their car window and kept going?

We wish we could say that this hadn’t happened, but this is exactly what happened to little Bean and Cornelia.

The pups pulled themselves up onto all four legs and Bean took off running. Scared stiff and bruised, he headed for the nearest field where he could hide in the brush.

A Good Samaritan scooped up Cornelia and took her straight to the Ozaukee Humane Society for help. After assessing Cornelia’s condition, OHS staff hurried to find her brother. They found him hiding in a farmer’s bean field near the scene of the crime. He was huddled and afraid, but like his sister, he had no broken bones. They were safe and together.

While neither of the dogs sustained serious injuries from being tossed out of the window of the car, it was obvious that Bean and Cornelia had a painful skin disorder. There were visible raw patches on their skin that looked terribly sore. After an evaluation by an OHS veterinarian, it was determined that the canines had mange - a contagious parasite that made their hair fall out. The pups were started on a medication and are on their way to recovery and soon, they’ll be available for adoption at OHS.  bean and cornelia

Unfortunately, police were not able to locate the people who threw the  dogs from the car. While they found the vehicle itself, the person who owned it claimed that he didn’t know the people who’d borrowed the car.

You can do so many things to help prevent and care for mistreated animals like Bean and Cornelius.

If you see an act of abuse or neglect occurring, no matter how small, contact your local police department immediately.

Contact yourlegislators and become and advocate for animals. Join forces with other advocates to make a difference by joining the Guardian Animal Network. Click here to learn more.

Do not support pet stores that sell animals. Many are from mills that mass produce animals in deplorable conditions. You can click here to learn more about adopting, rescues, breeders and millers.

Adopt from a shelter or rescue. Click here to look at the Ozaukee Humane Society’s adoptable animals.  Click here to look at the Wisconsin Humane Society's adoptable animals.

Volunteer and donate to your local shelter and urge friends to adopt an animal.