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Animal Cruelty Investigations
Report Abuse & Neglect

If you believe any animal is not receiving proper care or is being abused, contact HSSF Investigations, (916) 765-2938 or use this online animal cruelty complaint form.

Guidelines for reporting abuse:

Please provide as many details as possible in the form below in order for our Humane Officers to have the most accurate information. This will also help us determine the urgency of a situation. Please note: HSSF does not disclose complainant information.

Animal Cruelty Complaint Form

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HSSF investigates allegations of animal abuse and neglect. If you believe you've witnessed a crime involving an animal(s), provide the following information as completely as possible to initiate an investigation.

Photos are great but not essential.  If you have photos, you can email them to:

It is against the law to knowingly file a false crime report (Penal Code 148.5(c))

Witness Information:

Have you filed a complaint or report with any other agency? [Yes or No]

If yes, what is the name of the agency?
Did you personally witness the incident? [Yes or No]
When did you witness the incident?
When did you last see the animal?
Where is the animal currently located?

Animal Description:

Type of animal(s) (select all that apply):
Cat     Dog     Horse     Other

Color (very important)

Approximate breed

Coat length
Short  Medium   Long

Animal name

Number of animals

Size of animals

Physical condition of the animal(s):

(select all that apply from the options below)

  Skin/Coat Condition
  Hair Loss Mange Sores
  Excessive fleas/ticks Excessive mats Other
  Physical Condition
    Ribs showing    
    Backbone showing  
    Hip bones showing  
    Shot Stabbed Cut
    Beaten Bleeding Limping and/or fractures
    Over heated Collar Embedded Eye/Ear Infections
    Unable to stand Other  
  Where is the animal injured?
    Head Back Legs
    Rear Tail Other  

Describe the condition of the animals' environment.

  Shelter: None  
    Available, please describe:  
  Water: None  
    Clean/fresh water  
  Food: None  
    Always available  
  Sanitation: Feces  
  (select all that apply): Wet/muddy  
    Toxic Waste  
  Confinement: Please describe:   


Other details about the animals' environment:

Suspect information

Suspect name  
Suspect address  




Suspect phone    
Suspect description
What is your relationship to the suspect?

Vehicle description:

(if any associated with the suspect or animal(s))





Vehicle color

Vehicle make & model

License Plate:

Your information:

(HSSF does not disclose complainant information)

Your name
Your address
City State Zip
Your phone
Your e-mail address (required)



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