Oregon Humane Society
  Report neglect and abuse


If you observe any animal you believe is not receiving proper care, fill out our online animal cruelty complaint form or call (503) 285-7722, ext. 214 to leave a detailed message. This line is not answered live, but messages are checked daily.


Guidelines for reporting abuse:

  • OHS Humane Investigation Officers conduct investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect and are not generally available for emergency response. If an animal is in need of immediate assistance, please call your local animal control or police agency.
  • If the incident is occurring in a public area and/or the people involved in the incident appear to be mobile or transient, please call your local animal control or police agency.
  • The OHS Investigations Department generally responds to complaints in the greater Portland, Oregon area. To find an animal control or humane society in your area, search: ASPCA listings; Petfinder.
  • Complaints regarding barking dogs, animals at large, or animal bites should be reported to your local animal control agency.
  • To report that your pet has been stolen, contact your local police agency.
  • Please provide as many details as possible to provide our agents with the most accurate information. This will help us determine the urgency of a situation.
  • OHS accepts anonymous complaints, but please note that OHS does not disclose complainant information. Please consider providing a phone number or email address where you can be contacted if we need additional information in order to investigate your complaint; this information will not be shared.


We publish a legal reference to animal cruelty and related laws in the state of Oregon. Contact us to order this book or you can download a copy here.



Animal Cruelty Complaint Form


OHS investigates allegations of animal abuse and neglect. If you believe you’ve witnessed a crime involving animals, provide the following information as completely as possible to initiate an investigation. Due to the confidential nature of our investigations, you will not receive any information regarding the results of any investigation.


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.



Witness Information:

Have you filed a complaint or report with any other agency? *

Yes   No

If yes, what is the name of the agency? *

Did you personally witness the complaint? *

Yes   No

When did you witness the incident? *

When did you last see the animal? *

Where is the animal currently located? *


Animal Description:

Type of animal(s) (select all that apply):






Color (very important)

Approximate breed

Coat length
Short   Medium   Long

Animal name

Number of animals

Size of animals


Physical condition of the animal(s) (select all that apply):

  Skin/Coat Condition
  Hair Loss Mange Sores
  Excessive fleas/ticks Excessive mats Other
  Physical Condition
  Thin (Please select from the options below)
    Ribs showing    
    Backbone showing  
    Hip bones showing  
  Injured (Please select from the options below)
    Shot Stabbed Cut
    Beaten Bleeding Limping and/or fractures
    Over heated Collar Embedded Eye/Ear Infections
    Unable to stand Other  
  Where is the animal injured?
    Head Back Legs
    Rear Tail  



Describe the condition of the animals' environment:

Shelter: None Available, please describe:
Water: None Clean/fresh water Dirty  
Food: None Always available Spoiled Other
Sanitation: Feces Wet/muddy Trash Toxic Waste
Confinement: Please describe: 


Other details about the animals' environment:


Suspect Information:

Suspect name
Suspect address *

City *

State *


Suspect phone
Suspect description

What is your relationship to the suspect? *


Vehicle Description (if any associated with the suspect or animal(s)):





Vehicle color

Vehicle make & model

License Plate:


Your Information (OHS does not disclose complainant information):

Your name
Your address




Your phone

Your e-mail address *

Verify your e-mail address*

Other/Additional Information:


To upload a digital picture:

Select an image file: Upload

File requirements:

- .jpg or a .gif extension
- under 2 MB in size


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