Report Animal Cruelty

Prevent Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is not only wrong-it is against the law in every state in this country! Animal abuse can also be part of a pattern of other violent acts within families and society. Abuse of any kind should be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately.

If you suspect animal cruelty please call animal control immediately.

  • Chico: (530) 897-4960
  • Oroville: (530) 538-7409  
  • Paradise: (530) 872-6275

Tips for Reporting Animal Cruelty

  • Provide a concise, written, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times whenever possible
  • If at all feasible, try to photograph the abusive situation and date your pictures
  • Get short, factual written statements from witnesses
  • Keep a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts and the content and outcome of your discussion
  • Never give away a document without making a copy for your file