Reporting Animal Abuse or Neglect
KNOW THE LAW
We can only address animal neglect and cruelty situations. Click here for whom to call for concerns other than abuse or neglect.
Unsubstantiated calls may mean our officers are unable to follow up on animals really needing our help.
KNOW THE AREA
Our humane officers are able to investigate in Armstrong County, where they have jurisdiction. Click here if the case is outside of our county.
SUPPORT YOUR CONCERN
If possible be prepared to provide legally obtained photos/ videos and provide a Witness Statement.
Please do not contact us regarding information or details regarding the status or outcome of an investigation.
Cases must be handled properly and disclosing information may compromise the case
and/or violate the legal rights of the individuals. Thank you.
Please: Before posting or commenting on social media ...
If you have a concern about an animal's welfare, understand the laws protecting animals (see above link).
Then, if you have first-hand knowledge of a law being broken, complete the following Request to Investigate form.
Ask others who post stories to take these steps to help the animal(s).
POSTING AND COMMENTING ON FACEBOOK DOES NOT HELP, IN FACT, IT CAN HINDER A CASE AND PUT THE ANIMAL IN JEAPORDY.