Report Animal Cruelty
Common signs of animal abuse or cruelty include:
|•||Open sores or cuts on the animal’s body|
|•||Animal has bruising, bleeding or other apparent injury to his/her anus and/or genital regions|
|•||Patches of missing fur|
|•||Tick or flea infestation|
|•||Extremely thin body|
|•||Limping/inability to walk|
|•||Witness an owner hitting or beating an animal|
|•||Dogs repeatedly left alone (possibly chained) outside without food, water or shelter|
|•||Dogs kept outside during extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. with no shelter|
|•||A house with an excessive amount of cats|
|•||Cowering in fear or acting aggressively (especially when approached by the owner)|
|•||Pets left in parked cars (during hot weather)|
If you notice any signs of animal cruelty taking place, please call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2073 (“0” after hours) or fill out our online form to report animal abuse. Services are free and available daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
We respond to all animal emergencies involving sick and injured stray animals except in the cities of Mesa, Surprise, Avondale and Peoria, who have their own Animal Control. For animal cruelty, we cover the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe ONLY. To report animal cruelty in other cities, please call the appropriate number below:
|Gilbert||480.503.6500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phoenix||602.997.7585 Ext. 2073 or 602.262.6151
|Scottsdale||602.997.7585 Ext. 2073 or 480.312.5000|
For municipalities not listed, call your local police or county sheriff’s office.
If you have information about an unsolved animal cruelty case, call Silent Witness at 480.WITNESS (948.6377). You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward up to $4,000.