Abnormal discharge from nose and eyes.
The owner striking or physically abusing their pet.
Extreme matting in the fur, dirty fur, over grown toe nails.
Very tight collar causing the neck wound, open wounds.
Ongoing illness or injuries that are not treated.
Clearly visible bones.
Patches of missing hair and scaly skin rashes.
Fur infested with parasites, ticks or flea infestations. If left untreated, this can lead to an animal's death.
Look for drowsiness and confusion.
Weak, injuries causing limping or otherwise demonstrating distress, having problems with standing and walking normal.
Pets that are kept outside repeatedly without shelter in extreme heat or cold.
Pets that are tied up or repeatedly in the yard for a very long time with not enough food or water. It's important that they have clean water and food.
Too many animals living on one property. This can be a sign of animal hoarding.
Dogs or cats inside abandoned homes, animals abandoned and left to die inside vacant buildings or apartment units are startlingly common. A dog who is howling or barking for more than a day sending out a clear signal that it's not being attended to. He/she may be injured or may be abandoned, be extra vigilant. Call the authorities to investigate.
Call the police when you see a pet left in the car.
If you suspect animal cruelty please call the Animal Control in Pinellas County Florida Phone: (727) 582-2600
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area