Report an Animal Emergency or Cruelty

To report urgent animal emergency or crime in progress, dial 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency. 

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Examples of common animal-related emergencies or crimes:

  • Animal locked in a vehicle
  • Animal abuse or neglect
  • Sick or injured animal
  • Dog bite/attack
  • Dog fighting or cock fighting 

How To

  1. Complete this online form, or
  2. If you suspect that an animal has been abused, neglected, or otherwise victimized, contact Hillsborough County Animal Control at 813-744-5660.


If you are reporting an animal bite, please complete the Bite Form and have a hard copy for the Officer when they arrive.Please do not transmit sensitive data through email.

*Fillable forms may not work correctly with many browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.) - if you have issues with the form, do one of the following:

  • Download the form to your computer and open it up with a PDF viewer, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Download the printable version of the form

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(813) 744-5660

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