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Prevent Animal Cruelty

Animal cruelty is not only wrong-it is against the law in every state in this country! Animal abuse can also be part of a pattern of other violent acts within families and society. Abuse of any kind should be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately.  Click here to learn how to read the signs of animal cruelty.  If you would like to read the California Animal Abusers Registry Bill click here.

If you suspect animal cruelty please call animal control immediately. 

  • From Chico Call: (530) 891-2907
  • From Oroville Call: (530) 538-7409
  • From Paradise Call: (530) 872-6275

Tips for Reporting Animal Cruelty

  •  Provide a concise, written, factual statement of what you observed, giving dates and approximate times whenever possible
  • If at all feasible, try to photograph the abusive situation and date your pictures
  • Get short, factual written statements from witnesses
  • Keep a careful record of exactly whom you contact, the date of the contacts and the content and outcome of your discussion
  • Never give away a document without making a copy for your file

To learn more about how you can help prevent animal cruelty in our community click here.

To learn more about the relationship between animal cruelty and domestic violence click here.

Click here to learn more about Breed Specific Legislation.