If you suspect that an animal is suffering from abuse or neglect in Delaware or Chester Counties, email our Humane Investigators, or call us at 610-566-1370 x214 to report the situation.
Our Humane Society Police Officers investigate acts of cruelty within Delaware and Chester Counties, Pennsylvania. When reporting an act of cruelty, please be sure to leave the address of violation, including the town, and as much detail as possible about the nature of complaint. While your name and contact information will not be disclosed, both are needed to obtain clarification or additional information.
Their authority is granted by the State of Pennsylvania and uphold the state’s animal cruelty laws, contained in Title 18 PA.C.S.5531 et. seq.
Cruelty to Animals: A person commits an offense if he wantonly or cruelly illtreats, overloads, beats, otherwise abuses any animal, or neglects any animal as to which he has a duty of care, whether belonging to himself or otherwise, or abandons and animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or veterinary care, or access to clean and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal against inclement weather and preserve the animal’s body heat and keep it dry.
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