Report Animal Cruelty

How to report animal cruelty

It’s your responsibility to report animal cruelty of any kind if you see it or know of it happening. If you witness animal cruelty in progress and believe an animal’s life to be in immediate danger, call 911.

This includes  animals being abandoned, tortured, killed, beaten, etc. It does not matter if the animal is a pet, or a wild or stray animal–it is still illegal.

In cases that are not immediately life threatening, contact the following resources  in this order:

In Marion County:

Be prepared to give an address where the cruelty or neglect is occurring (if possible), your phone number & name. You may remain anonymous if you choose. You will be asked to provide a description of the abuse/neglect, how long or often is has been occurring and any other information you feel is import.

report animal cruelty signStatewide Resources:
  • Contact your local authorities
  • Sandra K. L. Norman, DVM – Director, Companion Animal/Equine, Indiana State Board of Animal Health, Discovery Hall, Suite 100, 1202 East 38th Street , Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Email: snorman@boah.in.gov. Phone: 317-544-2400. Toll free: 877-747-3038.

Animal Cruelty Flyer

Often times, people who commit crimes against animals will stop when they fear discovery. IndyFeral has created a flyer that can be distributed in areas where crimes are being committed. People need to remember that crimes can just as easily harm or kill pets, and in some cases children.

Download the IndyFeral / FACE Flyer: Animal Cruelty, Abuse, Abandonment & Poisoning are Illegal