Do you know where and how to report cruelty in your town? Our FAQ provides information on recognizing and reporting animal cruelty, as well as cruelty laws and how to talk to children about this important issue.
What constitutes animal cruelty?
What constitutes federal cruelty to animals?
Why is it important to report animal cruelty?
There's an animal in my community who isn't being cared for properly—is that cruelty?
Will someone who is found guilty of animal cruelty go to jail?
Are websites depicting animal cruelty illegal?
Are veterinarians obligated by law to report suspicions that an animal patient is a victim of cruelty at home?
Someone in my neighborhood is threatening to harm my pet, but they haven't done anything yet. What can I do to protect my pet from this person?
Why doesn't my community have animal cops like the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement agents? How can we get animal cops where I live?
Where do I report animal cruelty in New York City?
Where does the ASPCA have jurisdiction to pursue allegations of animal cruelty?
Where do I report animal cruelty in New Jersey?
Where do I report animal cruelty outside of New York City and New Jersey?
How do I find out what agencies are authorized to investigate and arrest instances of animal cruelty in my state?
Where do I report cruelty to horses at a racetrack?
Where can I report offensive depictions of animal cruelty in television and film?
Where can I report offensive depictions of animal cruelty on the Internet?
Where do I report animal cruelty taking place in a pet store?
Where do I report cruelty by an animal breeder?
What information should I have on hand when I make a report of animal cruelty?
Can I remain anonymous when I file a complaint about animal cruelty?
If I report my suspicions that a neighbor is committing animal cruelty, and that person's animal is taken away and put in a shelter, isn't the animal worse off?
Is there anything specific I can say when I make a report of animal cruelty to persuade law enforcement to take it seriously?
How should I follow up on my report of animal cruelty?
Is there anything I can do about animal cruelty on TV and in movies?
How can I help prevent children from being cruel to animals?
I have witnessed a child being cruel to and/or abusing animals. What's the best way to handle this situation?