Some people do not want to report animal cruelty because they do not realize that the action is a crime or they are afraid to report cruelty committed by a friend or neighbor. However, reports often can be made anonymously.
Here are just a few reasons why reporting animal cruelty is important:
- To help an animal at risk
- To alert law enforcement agencies to crimes that may otherwise go uninvestigated
- To document a pattern of behavior for repeat offenders
- To prevent future violence to animals and to people.