How to Report Animal Abuse/Neglect
NEW JERSEY STRENGTHENS ITS ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS -- In July 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law animal protection legislation that grants law enforcement and animal control officers broader powers to remove animals from dangerous and abusive situations. Read more here...
To report animal abuse and neglect...
In Gloucester County, NJ: Call Gloucester County Animal Control, 856-881-2828
Elsewhere: Call your local animal welfare office, or visit the ASPCA Animal Cruelty resource page. The National Link Coalition has a directory of resources by state for reporting animal abuse, as well as child and elder abuse and domestic violence.
Report cruelty to livestock in NJ by contacting the NJ Dept. of Agriculture, 609-671-6400
Report wildlife poaching, animal trafficking and illegal hunting in NJ by contacting New Jersey Operation Game Thief, 855-OGT-TIPS
Elsewhere: Contact the US Fish & Wildlife Service, 1-844-FWS-TIPS
In urgent cases, dial 911
Updated September 19, 2023
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