April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month


April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. It’s the time of year where we focus our resources to educate pet owners on how to properly care for their fluffy, scaly, and slimy companions to ensure that they live a long, happy and healthy life!

We know it’s hard to comprehend the notion that an animal is abused every 60 seconds. Currently, 46 out of the 50 States in America consider certain forms of animal abuse a felony. The term “animal abuse” or “animal cruelty” is classified differently in each State but for the most part can be identified as maliciously and intentionally maiming, mutilating, torturing, wounding, or killing an animal. Also, failure to provide an animal with proper food, drink and shelter is also considered animal cruelty.

Some forms of animal abuse are more obvious than others. Dog fighting is an evident method. But there are other forms that may not as recognizable, especially to uninformed and first-time pet owners. A prime example would be leaving your pet in a car while you run errands. You might think it’s O.K. to leave a dog in a car for 15 minutes on a mildly warm day. However, the reality is hundreds of pets die every year in America from heat exhaustion. It only takes 10 minutes for a vehicle’s internal temperature to raise by 20⁰ F and can easily reach 100⁰ F in under 30 minutes. In that time your treasured pet can become very sick or even die.

Follow us on our social media platforms for more information on how to prevent animal cruelty and how to successfully care for our four-legged companions.


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Twitter - @PPITSRescue

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pawprintsinthesandrescue/

Do you want to help an animal in need? We are looking for individuals to take part in our foster program to help our rescue animals find a furever home! Click below to find out more.

Don’t think you’re up for the challenge of being a foster parent? You can still help a little critter by joining the PPITS pack and becoming a monthly donor. Any amount can make a difference!

  • $15 per month helps save a shelter pet

  • $25 per month helps microchip a shelter pet

  • $50 per month provides food for a shelter pet

  • $100 per month helps provide spay or neuter & vaccinations for a shelter pet

  • $150 per month provides medical care for a shelter pet



  • Help with home checks

  • Volunteer at an event

  • Set up a fundraiser on Facebook or GoFundMe

  • Donate your birthday, anniversary or seasonal gifts

  • Help us network our adoptable pets so we can save more!

  • Volunteer to help transport a PPITS pet to the vet or adoption event

  • Ask us about remote opportunities such as Adoption Coordinator, Fundraising Associate, or Medical Coordinator

We - and the animals we save - sincerely thank you for your incredible generosity and continued support! We can't do it without you!