Excerpt from “3. MISTREATMENT AND FORGIVENESS”

Published November 24, 2016

Animal Wisdom for Mankind | Dawn E. Hayman

Excerpt from “3. MISTREATMENT AND FORGIVENESS”:

Animal Neglect and Knowing When to Help
Blog Question

When I see an animal that is mistreated, abused, or neglected, I really try to do something about it. I feel so helpless, knowing that these animals deserve so much better. For example: We live in the country and there’s a house nearby that has a horse and three dogs. The dogs are always penned up in a barn. Needless to say, it’s not a very clean place. I just feel terrible that these poor animals have to live this way. I worry about them in the freezing cold—if they are warm enough and have food. I can’t call animal control, because we don’t have one, and if I call the sheriff, they don’t seem to care. Should I be sending this message of the pain that I feel to these animals? Am I making it worse for them? My heart just aches for these animals, and I need somehow to deal with this.