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Animal and Pet Information

If you suspect that an animal is suffering from abuse or neglect in Delaware or Chester Counties, call
 610-566-1370 x 214 to report the situation.  

Ron Riggle; Humane Society Police Officer for Delaware County

Visit the Providence Animal Center for more information

Per Ron Riggle:
"Your information will always remain confidential however we do need contact information from the complainant in case we have further questions or can’t find the location. Please note, every single complaint is investigated however due to the volume of calls the complainant will only be contacted if more information is needed."

More than 600 claims of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. Most complaints require further investigation. Their powers are granted by the State of Pennsylvania and uphold the state’s animal cruelty laws, contained in section 5511 of the Crimes Code, which states:

“Cruelty to Animals: A person commits an offense if he wantonly or cruelly illtreats, overloads, beats, otherwise abuses any animal, or neglects any animal as to which he has a duty of care, whether belonging to himself or otherwise, or abandons and animal, or deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or veterinary care, or access to clean and sanitary shelter which will protect the animal against inclement weather and preserve the animal’s body heat and keep it dry.”

Info provided by Providence Animal Center