Who do you call about abused animals?
Reporting abuse. If you witness suspected cruelty to animals, call your local animal control agency as soon as possible or dial 9-1-1 if you’re unfamiliar with local organizations. If you make a report of alleged animal cruelty, the responding agency is required to investigate.
What should you do if you see animal abuse?
Because animal cruelty is a crime, we recommend that you first report any suspected abuse to the local police or sheriff. If you suspect an act of cruelty is presently occurring or will soon occur, and feel that emergency action is warranted to prevent serious injury or death to an animal, call 911.
How can I help abused animals?
So get your thinking cap on and get your research started with these six ways to get involved in helping abused or abandoned animals:
- Participate in (or start) a fundraiser.
- Volunteer at a farm animal sanctuary.
- Adopt a shelter pet.
- Foster abandoned animals.
- Care for feral cats.
- Report animal neglect and abuse.
What to do if a dog is being mistreated?
Call Your Local Humane Society, SPCA Branch, or Animal Control Department. Describe what you have seen in regards to your neighbor’s neglect or mistreatment of the dog, and have photo or video evidence ready if possible. They will either take action themselves, or advise you further on what you can do.
What to do if you suspect animal abuse?
If the guardian of the animals is not approachable, or if you suspect the animal is suffering from abuse as well as neglect, alert law enforcement, your local humane society, or your local SPCA (whichever is appropriate in your area) about the situation.
Is there a PETA animal cruelty hotline?
PETA Animal Cruelty Hotline About: A national hotline. Report an animal in imminent danger to your local police department immediately with any information, like the specific location of the animal, the kind of abuse or neglect, and if it is happening right now.
How to report Cruelty to animals in your area?
If so, please call your local police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA immediately at 757-622-7382. Are you reporting about an animal that is in a laboratory? If so, please use this form. Are you reporting about an animal on a film or television set? If so, please use this form.
When to call the police for an animal?
For emergency situations in which an animal’s life or safety is in immediate danger, contact your local law enforcement or call 911 immediately.