Animal Services & Resources : Report Cruelty or Nuisance

Joining Forces to Protect Pets

If you suspect that an animal is being neglected or abused, please contact your local animal control agency. Animal control agencies are the only organizations empowered to investigate and enforce animal cruelty or abuse cases. Information provided to your local animal control agency is confidential. While we support efforts to prevent cruelty to animals, the Seattle Humane Society is not authorized to investigate animal cruelty cases by state law. A list of local animal control agencies can be found below.

When it comes to animal welfare, your voice is needed! If you report abuse or neglect, get as much information as possible. This includes the condition of the animal and whether the animal is being provided with proper shelter, water, and other necessities as well as the exact location and description of the animal. However, even if you cannot obtain this information and you suspect an animal is being neglected, you still should report this.

Local Animal Organizations

  • King County Animal Control (206) 296-7387
  • Seattle Animal Shelter (206) 386-7387
  • PAWS (425) 787-2500
  • Homeward Pet Adoption Center (425) 488-4444
  • Medina Police Dept. (425) 454-1332
  • Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue (206) 654-1117
  • Cat Purebred Rescue (206) 782-2616
  • MEOW Cat Rescue (425) 822-6369
  • Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project (425) 673-2287
  • Rabbit Haven (253) 851-6601

Other Washington Animal Organizations

  • Humane Society for Tacoma/Pierce County (253) 383-2733
  • Kitsap Humane Society (360) 692-6977
  • Whidbey Animal Improvement Fund: (360) 678-5816
  • Everett Animal Control (425) 257-6000
  • Pasado's Safe Haven¬†(360) 793-9393
  • N.O.A.H. Center (360) 629-7055
  • Humane Society of Skagit Valley (360) 757-0445
  • Humane Society of Cowlitz County (360) 577-0151 (Longview)
  • Clallam County Humane Society (360) 457-8206 (Port Angeles)
  • Southwest Washington Humane Society (360) 693-4746 (Vancouver)
  • Thurston County Animal Services (360) 352-2510 (Olympia)
  • Whatcom County Humane Society (360) 733-2080 (Bellingham)
  • Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (509) 662-9577
  • Blue Mountain Humane Society (509) 525-2452 (Walla Walla)
  • SpokAnimal CARE (Spokane) (509) 534-8133
  • Vashon Island Pet Protectors (206) 567-5222

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