You can help by being aware of your neighborhood and your neighbor pets. Keep aware to any dangers that they may face By being aware you can help the police and animal control.
Knowing the signs of animal abuse is important as well. Animal abuse is physical or emotional. Signs include:
person hitting, striking or physically abusing the animal
neglecting dogs or cats of food, water or being chained up in yard or roaming neighborhoods
dogs or cats kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions not matter the weather conditions: rain, snow, freezing or heat and left directly in sun
tick or flea infestations or with knotted, dirty or mangy fur. Conditions if left untreated by a vet can lead to an animal becoming sick or even death
Teach your kids to take care of animals and be kind to them. Remind them that fresh daily water and food are important for animals.