Cruelty Prevention

Report Cruelty

To report suspected animal cruelty please call:
(617) 522-6008 or (800) 628-5808


The MSPCA Law Enforcement department encourages individuals to contact us to request an investigation of animal abuse. In fact, without the assistance of the public, our mission to prevent cruelty to animals, help animals, and prosecute offenders would be nearly impossible.

The Law Enforcement department administration is staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. When calling after hours, leave a brief message along with your name, and the area code and phone number where you may be reached during normal business hours.

All Calls Are Treated Confidentially.

Outside Massachusetts, contact your local police department, animal control or animal protection organization.

To find out more about the MSPCA Law Enforcement department, click here.