Our Position Statement
At Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals we believe that 95% of the population are good people who love animals and will choose kindness over cruelty. This is evidenced by the continued growth in the pet industry and the increased interest in animal welfare issues around the nation. We also believe that when someone is convicted of animal cruelty they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Stricter animal cruelty laws will deter and punish offenders, and we support efforts to strengthen our existing laws.
Useful Resources Specific to Wisconsin
Click this link to read the Wisconsin Animal Cruelty Laws
Click this link to find a list of Humane Officers in Wisconsin
Click this link to file a complaint against a dog seller in Wisconsin
Useful Resources from the Humane Society of the United States
Click this link to help you understand animal abuse and neglect
Click this link to read out to recognize and report animal cruelty
Click this link if you are a prosecutor and need training or guidance to help you win your case. Resources for Prosecutors
Click this link for a downloadable brochure: First Strike: The Violence Connection
Click this link for more information on the HSUS End Animal Cruelty & Fighting Campaign
Click this link to go to Pet-Abuse.com. This is a national animal protection organization that researches and tracks incidents of criminal animal cruelty.
Click this link to go to the ExposeAnimalAbusers.org website. This is a project of the Animal Legal Defense Fund to identify convicted animal abusers in communities.