Prevent Animal Cruelty

All too often, animal cruelty remains undiscovered. By many estimates,
4 out of 5 cases remain concealed, leaving animals to suffer in silence.

There is hope for a change.

Legislation now in place in Massachusetts increases the penalties for animal cruelty,
yet animals still need you to take action by reporting concerns or suspicions
about animal abuse or neglect in your community to local authorities.

Learn 7 warning signs of animal cruelty

If you see something, say something – report animal cruelty.

Suspect Cruelty?

When People Hurt Animals, They Can Hurt People

When People Hurt Animals, They Can Hurt People

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Did you know a strong connection exists between animal cruelty and other forms of domestic and community violence?

Watch Lt. Alan Borgal, director of the Animal Rescue League's Center for Animal Protection, talk about the urgency of combatting animal cruelty at the community-level.

Remember: Animal cruelty affects your community. Reporting suspicions to authorities is critical to prevention.

Helping the Victims of Animal Cruelty

Help Prevent Animal Cruelty

  • Suspect cruelty?
  • Learn 7 warning signs of animal cruelty
  • Download our flyer about the link between animal cruelty and violence against animals
  • Watch Lt. Alan Borgal explain the importance of reporting abuse
  • The ARL's Law Enforcement Department is committed to investigating crimes against animals and protecting animals from neglect and abuse. Learn more.
  • View the ARL's Legislative Agenda.