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Investigations

Protecting vulnerable animals from neglect and mistreatment

The Colorado Humane Society, a program of the Dumb Friends League, provides animal neglect and mistreatment investigations in 55 counties throughout Colorado. Our state-commissioned investigators are dedicated to enforcing the Animal Protection Act.

How to report animal abuse

For concerns regarding barking, licensing, spay/neuter requirements, running at large and vaccinations, contact your local animal control agency.

Colorado Crime Stoppers

Submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Stoppers website,
call the Anonymous Tip Line at 720.913.7867 or text to 274637.

Colorado Humane Society

Fill out an online report.

What to report

Typical offenses include pets or horses left outside without adequate shelter, food or water, but other problems also need our attention. Situations where an animal appears ill or injured, has a badly matted coat, or has been intentionally harmed warrant a closer look by our animal protection investigators.

Why report animal abuse?

Studies show that people who intentionally harm animals may be more likely to commit violent crimes toward people. By taking the time to report what you observe, you’ll not only be helping the animal involved, you’ll be helping prevent future crimes and promoting respect for all life. Most reports are resolved through education, assistance and enforcement.

Colorado Humane Society resource app

Access the Colorado Humane Society Resource app to find animal service providers and resources in your area.

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