Report Animal Cruelty
If you see an animal in eminent danger, CALL 911.
If you suspect abuse or neglect, please CALL our Humane Officers at 814-835-8360.
To file a complaint of abuse and/or neglect, our Humane Officers will need the assistance of the reporting party. Successful prosecution requires at least one witness to the abuse or a video. Humane Officers must also speak with the reporting party. Your information is held in strict confidence and you may remain anonymous.
Please do not email reports of animal abuse, abandonment, or neglect.
To investigate a report of animal abuse, abandonment, or neglect, our Humane Officers need the following information:
- The name and phone number of the reporting party.
- The address where the animal(s) is located.
- What the problem is and when it was noticed.
- If possible, the name of the owner of the animal(s) or of the person committing the act of cruelty.
In some cases, Humane Officers will work to educate the current owner on proper animal care and PA Animal Cruelty Laws to improve the quality of life so the animal may remain in its home. If remediation is not successful, or if the animal requires immediate medical attention, our Humane Officers will often seize the animal, provide veterinary treatment, and file animal cruelty charges.