Animal cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals ranging from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigated by Animal Services Officers is unintentional neglect that can be resolved through education.
Intentional cruelty, or abuse, is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, or veterinary care, or maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal.
Please use the form below to report a case of animal cruelty or neglect. You can submit the report anonymously, if you wish or you may call 311 from 7a-7pm Monday-Friday or call our TIPS Hotline at 816-710-0101. If you have a problem submitting the form, please call 311 or email [email protected].
Reportar negligencia o crueldad a un animal por favor llame al 311.
Please note: Animal cruelty investigations do not include barking dogs, loud cats or loose animals.