Stop Animal Cruelty

Preventing cruelty and neglect is a top priority for the Toledo Area Humane Society. Because of this, TAHS employs two full-time cruelty investigators to enforce animal cruelty laws in Lucas County who investigate almost 2,000 complaints a year.

The Toledo Area Humane Society asks anyone who witnesses animal cruelty, who knows of a sick or injured animal, or who knows of animals without adequate food, water, or shelter, to get help fast by reporting it! All reports are kept confidential and are responded to in the order they are received.

There is no excuse for animal abuse. Animal cruelty is illegal and can be divided into two categories:
  • Neglect: the failure to provide an animal with necessities such as food, water, shelter, a clean living environment, and veterinary care.
  • Intentional cruelty: when an individual purposely inflicts any physical harm or injury to an animal

Legal action can be taken to help stop cruelty to animals and TAHS encourages the public to become the voice for the voiceless.

Here’s what you can do to help STOP animal cruelty:

The most efficient way to report animal cruelty is to fill out the form below:


Cruelty Incidence Report

Please Note: Any personal information you provide will be kept strictly confidential by the Toledo Area Humane Society. Your identity will never be revealed to the person(s) being reported.

Be sure to collect as many details you can such as the location and a description of the animal, license plate number if a vehicle is involved, exact address (including Zip Code), description of the home and suspected person, the nature of the abuse or neglect, and if this has happened before, as well as any other information you think may be necessary.

You can also give our cruelty hotline a call to leave a message as well at 419-891-9777 which is kept 100% confidential.

If you would like to donate to our cruelty department, please indicate on your donation form "Restricted for Cruelty Division,” or call 419-891-0594.