Dog cruelty may mean extreme physical violence against a dog that may result in serious wounds or even death.
Cruelty by domestic dog owners usually manifest in failure to provide certain basic necessities including proper food, shelter and veterinary care.
You wonder who is responsible for their suffering. If many stray dogs suffer in our neighbourhood, should we not do something for them? Should the Government not take steps for the welfare of the suffering dogs? Should dog charities not round them up and keep them in a secure dog shelter? Dogs, like humans get diseases and get hungry.
Recently I visited India. During Diwali, when it is traditional to display fireworks, I could not hold my tears to find the bewildered, lanky, hungry street dogs trying to escape from noisy crackers, glittering fireworks and shooting rockets. It is unbelievable how some imbecile morons get pleasure teasing and tormenting the helpless dogs and when the tortured animal bites back, he might be stoned to death, out of the fear of rabies.
If we genuinely love dogs, we must not be blind or callous about their suffering. When a helpless dog sheds tears in our built up neighbourhood, that’s utter shame on humanity. You may think, the problem is too wide, of course it is, so let us raise our voices and appeal to our local governments to rid and save the innocent street dogs from extreme neglect and suffering.