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Some complaints about animals are handled by the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division, through the Broward County Call Center.

Animal cruelty is a serious offense and against the law. If you live in one of the following cities, report animal cruelty to that city’s Animal Control department for investigation:

  • Coral Springs: 954-346-4422
  • Hollywood: 954-921-3061
  • Margate: 954-764-4357
  • Pompano Beach: 954-786-4027

All others, report to Broward County. Between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM Monday through Friday, call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. If after 5PM, on weekends or holidays, call the Broward Sheriff’s Office at 954-765-4321 and press Option 5. More...

Animals At Large

Broward County’s leash law states all dogs must be on a leash when off their owner’s property. There is no leash law for cats, however a property owner does have the right to humanely trap or catch any nuisance cats on their property. To report a dog owner in violation or to file a complaint about an animal at large, call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Description of the dog
  • When the dog runs loose
  • Owner’s name, if you know it
  • Owner’s address
  • When the owner might be home

An Animal Care Specialist will visit the neighborhood at a time the dog has been reported to usually be at large. More... ​​​​