Animal Abuse

Animal cruelty is the abuse or neglect toward any animal and we, like you, take it seriously. Common signs of abuse or neglect may include open sores or cuts on the animal’s body; bruising or bleeding; tick or flea infestation; extremely thin bodies; animals being hit or left in parked vehicles in hot weather.

Although Maricopa County Animal Care and Control does not investigate animal cruelty cases, we do work with county, municipal, state and nonprofit entities that have the authority to promptly act to save the lives of animals. If you witness or suspect animal cruelty or neglect, please contact the appropriate jurisdiction below: