Animal cruelty can be under many different kinds of abuse. Not giving an animal adequate food, water, shelter or veterinary care could be a form of animal cruelty. More brutal forms of negligence is beating, kicking, throwing or hurting. I feel like animal cruelty isn’t as notice and well helped as it should. If you see a dog being starved, not given a shelter or being beaten, you should call the animal welfare agency or the local police. Most animals are not aggressive by nature and should not be treated poorly either way. If you do not have the time or money to take proper care of an animal, don’t get one.