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Features March 2018 Issue

Stepping Up to Report Abuse

Dog abuse is not always violent. Often, it takes the form of neglect and lack of attention to basic needs.

Stepping Up to Report Abuse

Recognize the signs, follow your instinct and your heart.

Neighbors had been seeing signs of abuse for a while. Just a couple of nights before the arrest, in fact, one man had witnessed the Everett, Massachusetts, resident hitting his 10-month-old pit bull with a stick. Others had seen him kicking the puppy and stomping on him. Some had tried to step in at times, asking if the dog was okay, only to be shooed away.

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