If you've watched Animal Precinct on Animal Planet, you're familiar with the work of the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) Team. Our Agents enforce animal cruelty laws throughout the five boroughs of New York City. From cases of neglect to intentional abuse, our Agents investigate 400 to 500 cruelty complaints each month, resulting in the rescue of countless animals each year.
Fighting Cruelty in New York State
From carriage horses to rodeo events, learn how you can report cruelty in New York State.
Monitoring NYC's Carriage Horse Industry
As long as carriage horses continue to operate, the ASPCA will continue to enforce the law to the full extent.
So, You Wanna Be An Animal Cop?
Find out what it takes to become an ASPCA Agent.
Meet Our HLE Team
Get to know NYC's Kindest: the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Team.
Ask the Humane Law Enforcement Agents
Our Agents answer your questions about their heroic work.