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. If you see a crime in progress, please call 911.
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