Putting an end to the business of cruelty. Home What we do Intensive Breeding Taskforce Tip-Off Form Tip-Off Form If you have first-hand experience or information about a non-compliant breeding operation, please make a formal cruelty report here. With many irresponsible breeders operating in secrecy and hidden from view, RSPCA NSW relies on information from the public to identify and investigate cases of potential animal cruelty. However, If you have information about a suspected non-compliant breeding operation, but do not have first-hand information, you can submit the below tip-off form. These tips will help us gather intelligence of possible intensive puppy and kitten breeders across the state. All information disclosed is completely confidential. Your Details All personal details we receive are kept confidential and never shared with the person of interest. If you have any further questions about your privacy, please contact our team on 02 9770 7555 and we can assist you further.Full Name:* Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Dr.Prof.Rev. Title First Name Last Name Phone number:* We may contact you by phoneEmail:* email@example.comYour Address:* Unit/House Number Street Name Suburb State Post Code Incident Details This set of questions will help us gather all the specific information required so our inspectors can investigate your complaint. Please provide as much detail as possible, so we can get a deep understanding of the situation.Did you personally witness this incident?* Yes No Thank you for looking out for animals in need. Unfortunately, RSPCA NSW can legally only investigate reports of animal cruelty that have been witnessed first hand. If you have seen something online and do not have all the information, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as possible (including links, screenshots and details of people involved). If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team on 1300 278 3589.Incident Location:* Unit/House Number Street Name Suburb State Post Code Nearest Intersection:* Directions to Property: Date of Incident:* DD dash MM dash YYYY Approximate Time of Incident:* : Hour Minutes AM PM AM/PM Condition of AnimalType of Animal:*BirdCatCattleDogFowlGoatGuinea PigHorseKangarooKittenLivestockMarine AnimalPuppyReptileRodentSheepWildlifeOtherNumber of animals affected:*Please enter a number from 1 to 9999.Animal description (ie. size, colour/markings, breed etc.)* Is the animal likely to be aggressive or dangerous?*YesNoUnsureDoes the animal have shelter?*YesNoUnknownAre there other animals on the property?*YesNoUnknownPlease provide further details:*Are the animals bony prominences, ribs, hips or spine visible?*YesNoUnknownDoes the animal have any food?*YesNoUnknownDoes the animal have any water?*YesNoUnknownIs the animal injured?*YesNoPlease describe injuries further and how long they have been going on:*Does the animal require urgent attention?*YesNoPlease phone us immediately on 1300 278 3589. You can also contact your local police station for assistance.Nature of ComplaintPlease state what you observed:*How long has this been going on?*Please state how often this takes place:* Person Responsible This set of questions gives our inspectors more information about the person responsible and what they should be prepared for e.g. weapons on site, violence, persons under the influence of drugs etc. This information is vital to help keep our inspectors safe.Full Name:* Mr.Mrs.MissMs.Dr.Prof.Rev. Title First Name Last Name Address of Person Responsible (if different to location of incident): Unit/House Number Street Name Suburb State Post Code Do you know the person responsible?*YesNoHow do you know the person responsible?*Is anyone at the address likely to be verbally abusive or violent?*YesNoUnknownPlease describe further (ie. is known to police, has weapons etc.)*Person responsible's vehicle type and registration number: Name of the animals owner if different from person responsible: SubmitPlease attach any photos or videos of the incident. Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 15 MB. Maximum file size 15MB. Allowed: JPEG, JPG, PNG, PDF, DOCIs there anything else that we should know? Learn about the Intensive Breeding Taskforce (IBTF) Donate to support our IBTFThe TeamLegal Implications Intensive Breeding Taskforce FAQsWhat can be done about animals sold at pet shops? In NSW, it is not illegal for breeders to sell animals to pet shops for sale to the public. The sale of animals in pet shops falls under the Animal Welfare Code of Practice – Animals in pet shops, and pet shops must comply with the requirements outlined in that Code at all times. If you are worried that a pet shop is not meeting the Code, please report it to us here so we can investigate. What should I do if I think my dog was from an intensive breeding facility? Intensive breeding facilities are not illegal to operate and the reality is that many pets were bred in these kinds of places. However, if you are worried that your pet has health issues relating to how they were bred, it’s worth having a conversation with your veterinarian. If you would like to make a report or provide a tip-off about the breeding facility, you can do so here.