Animals are dependent on people for more than just food, water and shelter. They also need us to protect them from harm.  Please understand that animal cruelty can be anything from lack of food, water and/or shelter to physical abuse. Cruelty includes abandonment, starvation, torture and dog fighting. Understand that cruelty is against the law in the State of Alabama and those laws can be found under our State Laws section.

Please help these pets by reporting abuse, cruelty or neglect to the local police. Call the non-emergency number and ask the police to come to the scene and tell them you want to file a police report. You may also contact your local humane shelter or animal control office to see if there is a cruelty officer that may be able to assist. That contact information is located under our Animal Control/Shelters section.

There is a hot line for reporting dog fighting , operated by The Humane Society of the United States, which offers up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dog fighter. Please note that your identity will be protected. 1-877-TIP-HSUS (1-877-847-4787)

Remember that YOU are that animal’s only voice.