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Reporting Animal Cruelty

Animal neglect and abuse is everyone’s business. Just like young children, animals can’t get themselves out of an abusive situation to seek help. YOU need to be their voice. YOU need to speak for them. If you see or hear of abuse or neglect, you should call the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) or the local police, depending on where you live (check below).

ALL animals in New Jersey—domestic, wild, “farmed,” or otherwise—are protected under the law. To familiarize yourself with the Animal Cruelty statutes in New Jersey, please click here.

If you find that the SPCA you are calling is non-responsive or, if repeated calls have not corrected the situation, please let us know.

The following counties have its own SPCA. In cases of an emergency and you are not able to reach the SPCA, please call your local police.

ATLANTIC COUNTY
609-927-9059

BERGEN COUNTY
201-573-8900

BURLINGTON COUNTY
Burlington County SPCA Humane Police
609-914-4255

CUMBERLAND COUNTY
856-691-1500

MIDDLESEX COUNTY SPCA
732-257-3103

MONMOUTH COUNTY
732-542-5608

MORRIS COUNTY
973-625-2670

PASSAIC COUNTY
973-773-0459

If you live in these counties, please call your local police (non-emergency number):

CAMDEN COUNTY
CAPE MAY COUNTY
ESSEX COUNTY
GLOUCESTER COUNTY
HUDSON COUNTY
HUNTERDON COUNTY
MERCER COUNTY
OCEAN COUNTY
SALEM COUNTY
SOMERSET COUNTY
SUSSEX COUNTY
UNION COUNTY
WARREN COUNTY