Greenwood, IN asked in Animal / Dog Law for Indiana

Q: Should I call someone if I suspect animal abuse?

I live in a shared homes area, and I've been told by the people that share a home with this one person have heard him yell and throw his dog at the wall, which is then followed by yelps from the dog. I've also seen the dog being carried in ways that could hurt him. The owner also lets the dog run around, and when my friend tried to take the dog back to his house the dog hid behind my friends legs to try to avoid the owner. I feel like there is animal abuse going on, but i dont really have much proof myself. Should I talk to someone or is there even anything I can do?

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Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Contact the police immediately. Abuse or neglect of a vertebrate animal is a crime! Also contact your local humane society or animal shelter.

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