Animal abuse is a crime. If you witness animal cruelty—such as a person inflicting harm or injury—call 911.
Report By Phone
To file an animal complaint by phone, call Animal Services at 410-887-7297 (PAWS).
To make an animal cruelty complaint anonymously, please call Animal Services. Animal cruelty complaints are the only type of complaint you can make anonymously.
Report animal nuisances, menacing animals and mistreatment of animals by filing an online complaint. Use this form to report things like barking dogs, excessive animal feces, cats or dogs on the loose, or illegal animal facilities.
You may also use this system to check the status of an existing animal complaint.
Take a virtual tour of the new Baltimore County Animal Services facility.