Report Cruelty

Cruelty Reporting

LACATF supports animal control agencies and law enforcement agencies in enforcing cruelty statues. 

How to Report Cruelty

Reporting animal cruelty is very important. If you know or suspect of an animal cruelty situation, please speak up! Agencies rely on the public for help.

  1. The first step is to report your concern to your local animal control agency or local law enforcement agency that assists in animal related issues.
  2. When filing your complaint, provide a concise, factual narrative of your complaint.
  3. Do not put yourself in a dangerous situation to obtain information! Do not enter another person’s property without permission.


Animal cruelty related statutes: RS 14: 102, RS 14 102.1, RS 102.2

Louisiana State Police Directory

Louisiana Police Departments Directory

Sheriff’s Office Directory

SEE SOMETHING.. SEND SOMETHING – One additional way to report animal cruelty or abuse is to use an app referred to as My Mobile Witness. This is part of Homeland Security’s See Something Send Something program that allows witnesses to send photos or videos of criminal activity instantly to law enforcement agencies within the state. Download the app at:

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