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Cruelty Hotline: (315) 454-3469

Cruelty Investigations

How to Report Animal Cruelty

File an Online
Animal Cruelty Report



All animals are covered under the Cruelty Laws that are enforced by the Central New York SPCA.  Trained SPCA Officers investigate complaints of cruelty, neglect and abandonment.

If you suspect animal abuse, you should observe and gather as much information as possible, and try to write it down. All complaints are kept confidential and complaints may be made anonymously, but this may delay the investigation.

Please have as much of the following information as possible when you call:


Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals are considered animal cruelty.

The following guidelines will help you recognize cruelty:

All animals, whether wild or tame, that are unjustifiably killed, injured or beaten.

The above information is only a guide. If you witness or hear about animal cruelty taking place, do not hesitate to call and discuss the situation with us for guidance.


If you know of, or suspect animal cruelty of any kind, please contact our cruelty investigations office at:

When the shelter is closed, our recorded message will direct you to the sheriff, who will contact our on-call officer for emergencies.  All caller information is kept in strict confidence.

By getting involved, you can make a difference. 

Click here to file an Online Animal Cruelty Report


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