Report A cruelty

Animal Emergencies

If this is an emergency situation, please call RSPCA NSW on either:

1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 358)

02 9770 7555

or your local police immediately.



RSPCA inspectors investigate complaints against all kinds of animals in all kinds of situations. The most common complaints are in relation to the failure to provide adequate food, veterinary treatment or adequate shelter.

To investigate a complaint in NSW, RSPCA inspectors require reasonable grounds to suspect that an animal cruelty offence has been committed. It is essential that you provide contact details so they can confirm the facts and gather more information.

Your contact details remain strictly confidential and are protected in accordance with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act.

Please note you must be over 18 years of age to legally lodge a cruelty complaint. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).


Your Details

Salutation *
First Name*
Last Name*
Phone *

Unit number
Street number*
Street name *
Suburb *
Postcode *

Person Responsible

Offenders First name
Offenders Last name
How do you know the cruelty offender?*

Is anyone at the address likely to be verbally abusive?
Is anyone at the address likely to be violent?

Location & Time of Cruelty Case

Unit number :
Postcode :*
Street number :*
Street name :*
Suburb : *

Nearest intersection
Directions to property

Complaint Details

Type of animal*
Number of animals affected?*
Other animals on property?

Owner’s vehicle type
Name of animal owner
Owner’s vehicle rego

Condition of Animal

Does the animal have any shelter?*
Are rib bones visible?*
Is the spine visible? *
Does the animal have any food?*
Are hip bones visible? *

Does the animal have any water?*
Did you observe the animal? *
Is the animal injured?*
Does the animal require urgent attention?*

( If Yes, please contact RSPCA immediately on the emergency numbers above) 

Nature of Complaint

Please state what you observed
How long has this been going on?
Please state how often this takes place?

* Mandatory

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