All animals are covered under the Cruelty Laws that are enforced by the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA. Trained SPCA officers investigate complaints of cruelty, neglect and abandonment. If you suspect animal abuse, you should observe and gather as much information as possible and try to write it down. All complaints made are kept confidential and may also be made anonymously; however, doing so may delay the investigation.
When the shelter is closed, our recorded message will direct you to the sheriff who will contact our on-call officer for emergencies. All caller information is kept in strict confidence.
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Areas We Service:
The Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA's Animal Control Office provide services that cater to specific areas within Chemung County, including Ashland, Catlin, Town of Chemung, Southport, Veteran and Lindley. Please click here for a complete list of area animal welfare agencies/dog control contracts and contact information.
Please have as much of the following information as possible when you report a cruelty complaint:
What Constitutes Animal Cruelty?
Acts of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals are considered animal cruelty.
The following guidelines will help you recognize cruelty:
The above information is only a guide. If you witness or hear about animal cruelty taking place, do not hesitate to call and discuss the situation with us for guidance.
By getting involved, you can make a difference.
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