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Animal Complaints

Animal abuse is a crime. If you witness a person inflicting harm or injury on animal, call 911 right away.

Report Online

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.

File a Complaint

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.

Complaint Affidavit

In certain cases, an animal complaint requires a signed and notarized affidavit. If you've already filed a complaint and have been directed to complete the Affidavit of Complaint form, you can download it here (PDF).

Revised July 12, 2017         


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