Report It Now!


REPORT IT NOW !
A Cats Life May Depend On Your Actions!

We need to make a stand and be the voice for these helpless registered, pedigree cats who have no one to speak for them. Lets stand up now before more pedigree cats get sick or die of neglect, abuse, or cruelty at the hands of the cat breeders who own them!



These are your RED Flags

1. Have you witnessed feline abuse or neglect in a cattery?
2. Visited a cat breeding cattery which concerns you?
3. Purchased a sick cat from a registered cat breeder?
4. Purchased a sick kitten/cat from a backyard cat breeder?
5. Registered cat breeder will not return your good faith deposit?
6. Cat breeder will not give you your kitten replacement?
7. Cat breeder will not allow you to their home?
8. Purchased an unsocialized feline that hides all the time?
9. Purchased a cat/kitten with congenital & hereditary issues?
10. Purchased a freightened cat/kitten, that scratches & bites?
11. Breeder will not allow you to her/his home & this concerns you?
12. Did your cat die of FIP & cat breeder blames you?
13. Cat breeder will not allow you to see cattery?
14. Ask to view their Cattery Permit from USDA & Litter Permit
15. That USDA Permit ensures protection against fraud/sick kitten.
16. Business license is required by law [request to see it]


Then you need to report it to that particular agency below!

This is a legal matter.
No action can be taken by authorities until a complaint is filed.

Please follow the law; never enter any breeding facility or home without permission from the owner. Contact the agencies below.


REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND NEGLECT Emergency

If an animal’s life is in immediate danger, call 911

Sheriff and Police

If you have seen or suspect animal abuse or neglect at a breeding cat cattery, pet store or other facility, local law enforcement is the key contact. File a complaint with your local sheriff and local police. Also contact the Animal Humane Society, who works with sheriff and police departments, and your local animal control or humane society.

Contact your local police or sheriff’s department
Contact the Animal Humane Society
Contact local Animal Care and Control department


REPORT STATE ANIMAL HEALTH CONCERNS

If you've been sold a sick animal from a breeder, pet store, website or other facility or have been misled by false advertising, file a complaint with the Attorney General in the state you purchased in, and with various consumer protection groups. Most have online complaint forms on their websites.

State Animal Health Offices


REPORT CONSUMER FRAUD

If you've been sold a sick animal from a breeder, pet store, website or other facility or have been misled by false advertising, file a complaint with the Attorney General in that state where the cat breeder lives. Most have online complaint forms on their websites.


Contact the "Breeders" Attorney General
File Fraud Complaint


REPORT VETERINARIAN CONCERNS

If you know or suspect a breeder is conducting medical procedures without a veterinary license or the veterinarian is acting improperly, report it to the Board of Veterinary Medicine in city & state breeder lives in. The Board has an online complaint form and can take disciplinary action.

National Board of Veterinary Medicine


REPORT INTERSTATE SALES AND TRANSPORT

If you believe a dog/cat breeder is selling and shipping cats across state lines without an inspection certificate, report it to the Board of Animal Health (BAH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An inspection (by the veterinarian) of each animal to be transported is required by law, so as to minimize the spread of contagious diseases between states.

Contact the USDA-APHIS regional office


REPORT TAX EVASION

If you did not pay sales tax when purchasing your dog or cat or if you suspect the breeder/facility is not collecting and remitting sales tax, report it to the Department of Revenue. A study showing that 99%% of cat breeders did not pay sales tax. Learn more at:

Contact Department of Revenue


PRIOR TO CONTACTING AUTHORITIES ABOVE: GATHER INFORMATION

Be specific. Due to limited staffing and resources, agencies prioritize each call. Proper evidence is needed to successfully build a case for seizure and/or prosecution.

To help, please be prepared with the following:

1. Name of breeder or facility (if pet owner cruelty, name of pet owner)
2. Location (address, city)
3. Date complaint occurred/witnessed
4. A brief and specific account of the facts and circumstances involved, including animal(s) present/involved, description of conditions or incident, advertisements
5. Your name and a daytime phone number, in case follow-up information is needed. All information is kept confidential.
Whether or not you must give your name varies based on the department/agency. Identifying yourself allows authorities to follow-up if he or she has questions.

TIP: Be sure to follow up 2-3 days after the initial call to check status of the complaint.




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