- Common Signs of Abuse
- Open sores or cuts on the animal’s body
- Bruising, bleeding or other apparent injury to animal’s 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 a large number of animals
- 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 report it immediately:
Services are free and available daily from 8 AM – 6 PM
We cover suspected cruelty cases in the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.
If you are in any other Valley city, please contact your city’s designated animal control department using the numbers in the next tab.
- Reporting in Other Cities
To report animal cruelty in other cities or for local police departments, please call the appropriate number below:
- Avondale/Litchfield Park 623.333.7001
- Buckeye 623.349.6400
- Fountain Hills 602.252.7840
- Mesa 480.644.2211
- Paradise Valley 480.948.7410
- Peoria 623.773.8311
- Queen Creek 602.876.1681
- Sun City 602.256.1011
- Surprise/El Mirage 623.222.4000
For municipalities not listed, call your local police or county sheriff’s office.
If you have information about an unsolved felony animal cruelty case, call Silent Witness at 480.WITNESS (480.948.6377). You can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.
For livestock investigations, please contact the Arizona Department of Agriculture at 602.712.8396.
Suspect Animal Cruelty? Act Now!
Complete our Report Animal Cruelty form, and our Animal Cruelty Investigators will get to work.
If you suspect a pet is being mistreated, contact our Field Dispatch team at 602.997.7585, ext. 2073 (available daily, 8 AM – 6 PM)
AHS partners with 12 Valley cities to investigate animal cruelty and neglect cases in conjunction with local police departments. Our Animal Cruelty Investigators play a key role in investigations, frequently providing expert testimony in court hearings. Oftentimes, our trauma hospital veterinarians join them to provide expert medical testimony.
While AHS picks up sick and injured pets in many Valley locations, we do not service the following cities as they have Animal Control departments that are available to assist in those communities:
- Avondale and Litchfield Park
- Mesa (Monday – Friday) *Please note: AHS does pickup pets in Mesa on Saturdays and Sundays
- Surprise and El Mirage
- The Native American Reservations
If you’ve encountered a sick or injured animal in one of the above cities, please contact their Animal Control office.
Did you find a stray pet who is sick or injured? Click here to report an injured stray.
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