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:
Name of breeder or facility
(if pet owner cruelty, name of pet owner)
Location (address, city)
Date complaint occurred/witnessed
A brief and specific account of the facts and circumstances
involved, including animal(s) present/involved, description of
conditions or incident, advertisements
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.
Be sure to follow up 2-3 days after the initial call to check
status of the complaint.