If you think someone you know is abusing animals, you can help. The best thing you can do is report cruelty.
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Where to Report Cruelty
Cruelty situations involving animals in New York City should be reported to the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In New Jersey
If you believe you have witnessed animal cruelty in the state of New Jersey and would like to report it, please call the NJSPCA at (800) 582-5979 or fill out NJSPCA's online form.
In Other Areas
Find out who is responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state. These people typically work for your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct.
If you run into trouble finding the correct agency to contact, you should call or visit your local police department and ask for their help in enforcing the law. If your local police department is unable to assist, ask your local shelter or animal control agency for advice. To find contact information for your local shelter, visit the ASPCA's searchable database of nearly 5,000 organizations.
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