Animal cruelty encompasses behavior harmful to animals ranging from neglect to malicious killing. Most cruelty investigations conducted by a Humane Officer often reveal unintentional neglect, rather than intentional abuse. Such situations can be resolved through education. Intentional cruelty or abuse is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter or veterinary care. Intention abuse is maliciously torturing, maiming, mutilating, or killing an animal.
Use the form below to report a case of animal abuse or neglect. You can submit the report anonymously if you wish. If you prefer to mail-in a paper report, please print this page, complete to the best of your ability, and mail to:
Ventura County Animal Services
Attn: Humane Officer
600 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
Please note: Animal cruelty does not include disturbances such as barking dogs or loud cats. For these complaints, please click here to complete a nuisance complaint form. In the form below we ask for you to submit any photos or videos you may have. Please do not put yourself in any risk or danger in order to record possible abuse or neglect.
If you are witnessing an emergency situation and an animal’s life is in immediate danger, please call (805) 388-4341.
Thank you for caring for the welfare of animals in our community!
Animal Abuse or Neglect Form
Please complete this form to the best of your ability. An incomplete form may lead to the inability to respond to this issue in a timely manner. If you choose to include your name and contact information, please know that it will remain anonymous.