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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Cruelty to animals is never acceptable. Every year in April, animal supporters around the world help raise awareness for animal welfare because it’s officially Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

History of Cruelty to Animal Month


ASPCA officially coined Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month several years ago as a way to highlight and report on the acts of cruelty and negligence as it relates to pet. However, instead of only showing the negative, ASPCA also focuses on how to be a responsible pet owner, why it’s important to adopt and teaches compassion for animals. This month is all about furthering those initiatives. 

How You Can Participate


Whether you can get involved in a big or small way, know that your participation makes a difference! Your involvement can help save more animals and prevent future animal cruelty. 


Head to your local rescue or shelter and inquire about volunteering. Whether it’s just for a few hours one day or an ongoing commitment, through volunteer work, you’re directly improving the lives of animals in your community. 

Adopt or Foster 

If you’re ready to make a big commitment, consider becoming a foster or adopting a pit bull! Shelters across the country are filled, and there are thousands of dogs looking for a good home. 

Social Sharing 

Not everyone knows about Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month! Take a moment to share this story on your favorite social networks and help us spread the word. 

Get Educated 

The laws regarding animal cruelty vary state by state. Get to know your local laws and who to contact if you come across an animal being abused or neglected. 

Educate Your Family 

Are you a parent with little ones at home? Now is the perfect time to talk to them about how to properly care for animals. Teach them that every living being matters!

Make a Donation 

Whether you make a donation directly to BDRC or another organization, your contribution counts. Organizations like BDRC help to educate the public on what it means to be a responsible pet owner. 

We hope you’ll join us in making an effort to prevent animal cruelty this month! We look forward to seeing your stories on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter