See animal abuse or neglect in PA? Call local police or the abuse & neglect hotline if police do not resolve the matter, 866-601-7722!
Report animal cruelty form
Name, phone number, and email address of complainant is for internal Officer use only.If no name or phone number is provided, we cannot provide an update on the progress of the case, or get additional information if the address information is incomplete or incorrect.
Go to this link to fill out a form to report animal cruelty. https://www.pspca.org/form/report-animal-cruelty
Bill 213 Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers
Please be aware that PA SENATE BILL 213 of 2019 is currently being proposed. This bill would require THE REGISTRY OF CONVICTED ANIMAL ABUSERS. This registry would provide more information for shelters and the public to better screen those applying to adopt animals. If you care or have an opinion regarding this bill PLEASE contact your legislator.
To read the entire Bill 213 Registry for Convicted Animal Abusers, please visit www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo.
Victoria's Law will drive the pet market in PA towards more humane sources by prohibiting the sale of commercially raised dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores, and increase transparency by requiring sellers to include identifying information in advertisements.
To read the entire story on Victoria's Law, please visit https://humane-pa.org/current-legislation-2.
(c) Cruelty to animals.-
(1)A person commits an offense it he wantonly or cruelly ill-treats, overloads, beats, otherwise abuses any animal as to which he has a duty of care, whether belonging to himself or otherwise, or abandons any animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter or veterinary care, or access to clean and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal against inclement weather and preserve the animal's body heat and keep it dry.
To read the entire Code #5511 go to https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/