Reporting Animal Issues

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How to Report Animal Cruelty

You can be the key to the prevention of animal abuse and cruelty against dogs and cats. If you witness abuse against a dog or cat in desperate need, DO NOT HESITATE; please pick up the phone and call for help!

  • Call the Broward County Animal Cruelty Hotline at 311. If it is after 5 pm., weekends or holidays, call Animal Care at 954-359-1313, press Option 2 and leave a message. PLEASE NOTE: Broward County Animal Care and Adoption can only respond to issues regarding dogs and cats. If you witness acts of cruelty against livestock, farm animals, or wildlife such as birds, ducks and raccoons, please call your local law enforcement agency.
  • Broward County Animal Care does not accept anonymous* complaints. To remain anonymous, report Animal Cruelty to BSO Crime Stoppers. Reports of animal cruelty can be made anonymously by calling 954-493-8477 or online

    ​*anonymous complaints in reference to State Bill 60, where Broward County Animal Care cannot take anonymous complaints regarding code violations, with few exceptions, one of which is for imminent threat to public health or human safety. 

  • If you believe you should be personally exempt from public records request, as in the case of current or former law enforcement members, please us this form​

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​​