Deliberate or Not, Animal Cruelty is NEVER Acceptable!
Animal cruelty includes abandonment of a pet, physical abuse, failure to provide food, water, shelter or veterinary care, fighting of animals, putting animals in a situation that causes distress (i.e. a hot car) or keeping an animal in unsanitary conditions.
Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Either way, and whether the animal is a pet, a farm animal, or wildlife, the victim can suffer terribly.
If you witness or suspect animal cruelty, abuse or neglect, you should contact animal control immediately. Call 911 if you are witnessing cruelty at the moment.
Purrfect Pals does not provide animal control services and we are unable to intervene legally in situations where cruelty or neglect are suspected. Below are links for animal control agencies and local and online cruelty investigation and prevention resources.
Reporting Animal Abuse or Neglect
If you witness animal cruelty in progress, call 911.
If you suspect that abuse is going on, the most important action you can take is to report the cruelty to your local law enforcement agency:
Edmonds Animal Control
Everett Animal Control
Lynnwood Police (Animal Control)
Mukilteo Police (Animal Control)
Snohomish County Animal Services
Snohomish Police Department
Regional Animal Services of King County
Seattle Animal Control
Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
Buckley Police (Animal Control)
Metro Animal Services
(Bonney Lake, Edgewood,
Puyallup and Sumner)
Pierce County Animal Control
Tacoma Animal Care and Control
Kitsap Humane Society
360.692.6977 x 7216
Please Note: These resources are provided solely for the public’s information and convenience but the contents of external of third-party websites are beyond the control of Purrfect Pals. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and Purrfect Pals accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. Any link to an external website does not imply or mean that Purrfect Pals endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such website. Purrfect Pals does not give any representation regarding the quality, safety, suitability, or reliability of any external websites or any of the content or materials contained in them.