Dog Abuse

(These statistics may be disturbing, read at your own risk)

Dogs are man’s best friend, but being man’s best friend pays a price, dogs make up for 64.5% of all animal abuse cases. As of December 7th 2012, there have been 909 reported dog beating cases, 743 reported cases involved non-pit-bull dogs, while 166 reported cases were pit-bulls. While pit bulls have the highest rate of dog abuse, it is clearly evident that no dog type is safe from abuse.

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Dog Abuse Statistics by Cruelty Type (as of December 7th, 2012)

(These statistics may be disturbing, read at your own risk)

  • Beastiality: 129 reported cases
  • Burning (Caustic Substance): 87 reported cases
  • Burning (Fire/Fireworks): 215 reported cases
  • Choking/Strangulation: 203 reported cases
  • Drowning: 79 reported cases
  • Fighting: 1,096 reported cases
  • Hanging: 114 reported cases
  • Hoarding: 1,377 reported cases
  • Kicking/Stomping: 233 reported cases
  • Mutilation/Torture: 545 reported cases
  • Neglect: 4,315 reported cases
  • Poisoning: 239 reported cases
  • Shooting: 1,322 reported cases
  • Stabbing: 340 reported cases
  • Theft: 226 reported cases
  • Throwing: 328 reported cases
  • Other: 110 reported cases

Statistics provided by: Pet-Abuse.com