Humane Department

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Toll-Free Humane Tip Line: (855) 870-8081
Emergency or Immediate Response: Call 911

The District Attorney’s Criminal Investigation Division along with local law enforcement agencies is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of any act of abuse and/or cruelty towards animals of any kind. In furtherance of this mission, our Criminal Investigation Division is charged with the duty to review all Humane Tip Line Complaints and assist with the investigation and prosecution of all individuals responsible for the commission of crimes against animals.

“I believe that we have a duty and a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Animal abuse and/or cruelty should never be permitted nor tolerated within a community, and I will do all I can to hold those individuals who are responsible for crimes committed against animals.”

District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa

Persons wishing to report abuse, neglect and/or cruelty may contact the Criminal Investigation Division by calling the toll-free Humane Tip Line listed above. The Humane Tip Line is monitored Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Detectives will review all tips received, including those for large, domesticated animals and exotic pets.

If you are requiring immediate police assistance and/or you want to report an animal emergency please contact the Lawrence County Emergency Operation Center by dialing 911.


Toll Free Anonymous Tip Line: 855-918-6476

Toll Free Drug Tip Hotline: 855-684-6116

Toll Free Animal Abuse Hotline: 855-619-8081


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