Reporting Animal Cruelty

Examples of animal cruelty are:  inadequate or improper shelter or care, animals kept in filthy or unsanitary living conditions, animal fighting, abandonment, performing unauthorized surgery on an animal, maiming or killing of an animal, failure to provide food, drink or medical treatment, running a possible puppy mill or breeding animals, horses or farm animals improperly or not confined, animal hoarding, and animal stealing. 

If you believe an animal is in danger, call 9-1-1 immediately, and notify your local authorities.

To report animal abuse, pet lemon law violations or give an anonymous tips about potential animal fighting rings, please call the Attorney General’s Helpline at 1-866-697-3444 OR submit an Animal Cruelty Complaint Form.

If you believe you may have purchased a sick animal, read the "Pet Lemon Law" guidelines.

If your complaint does not  fall under our Animal Protection Initiative, but, you believe it involves some other type of fraud, you may file a complaint with our Consumer Frauds Bureau.