Anti Cruelty Laws Apply to All Cats
"Let’s set the record straight: Intentionally killing a cat is a criminal offense in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, regardless of ownership. Anti-cruelty laws apply to all cats—companion, abandoned, lost, and feral..."
~ Wendy M. Anderson, Legal Director, Alley Cat Allies
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Cruelty, abuse, & neglect toward animals is against the law. The animals cannot speak for themselves. They NEED us to represent their
interest, to advocate for them.
If you witness animal cruelty in progress and believe an animal's life to be in immediate danger, call 911.
This might include such things as animals being tortured, killed, beaten, etc. It does not matter if the animal is a pet, or a wild or stray animal--it is still illegal.
In cases that are not immediately life threatening, contact these resources.
Be prepared to give an address where the cruelty or neglect is occuring (if
possible), your phone number & name (although you may remain anonymous),
and a description of the abuse/neglect, how long or often is has been occurring
and any other information you feel is import. Contact the appropriate organizations in this order:
In Marion County:
Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Division(IACCD is the enforcement authority for animal ordinances in Marion County - Read the complete Indianapolis / Marion County Animal Ordinance here)
- IACC Investigations Department - (317) 327-1424
- Mayor's Action Center -- (317) 327-4622 or (317) 327-1397, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday - Friday
- For after hour emergencies including sick/injured animals, dangerous and aggressive animals and animal attacks in progress, please call the police non-emergency line (317) 327-3811.
Canine Crime Stoppers Website www.indy.gov/EGOV/CITY/DPS/ACCD/CONTROL/Pages/crime_stoppers.aspx Dog Fighting Has Become a Serious Issue Within Our Community: You can help prevent this cruelty to animals and other crimes by learning how to detect signs of this illegal activity and reporting suspicious activity to Central Indiana Canine Crime Stoppers. Phone 317-262-TIPS.
Anne Sterling - Indiana State Director, The Humane Society of the United States. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail: Central Region Office, PO Box 1171, Bloomington, Indiana, 47402. Cell: (812) 606-7649. Fax: (812) 339-6330.
Sandra K. L. Norman, DVM - Director, Companion Animal/Equine, Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Email: email@example.com. Mail: 4154 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46205. Phone: (317) 544-2389. Toll free: (877) 747-3038.
If you still do not feel that your concerns are being taken seriously, get
6269-1466 "Call 6" helpline or firstname.lastname@example.org
269-1440 News Desk
WISH TV 8
931-2222 News Hotline email@example.com
Send an e-mail to the I-TEAM
WTHR Channel 13
Send an e-mail to the News Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
send an e-mail to the Investigators (email@example.com)
WXIN Fox 59
715-2786 Fox 59 - PM News Team voicemail
Visit this page for Fox59 contact information.
Often times, people who commit crimes against animals will stop when they fear discovery. IndyFeral has created the following materials that can be distributed in areas where crimes are being committed. People need to remember that crimes can just as easily harm or kill pets, and in some cases children.