How to Investigate Animal Cruelty in NY State – A Manual of Procedures

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Be Prepared Ahead of Time

Chapter 2. Receiving an Animal Cruelty Complaint

Chapter 3. Investigating an Animal Cruelty Complaint

Chapter 4. Common Complaints

  • Neglected Pets
    • Lack of Shelter
    • Lack of Food and Shelter
    • Starving Mother and Puppies
    • Starving Dog
    • Multiple Animals
    • Starving Animals in Apartment
  • Neglected Large Animals
    • Starving Horses
    • Starving Horses Running Loose
    • Transporting animals in a cruel manner
  • Animal in Hot Car
  • Physical Abuse
  • Abandoned Animals
    • Animal Abandoned in Apartment
    • Animal Abandoned in Rented House
    • Animal Abandoned in Owned Trailer
    • Abandoned Animals: Inside and Outside

Chapter 5. Special Cases

Chapter 6. Animal Care Standards for Some Common Animals

Chapter 7. Various NYS Laws Dealing With Animals: New York State Laws Page Reference

  • Environmental Conservation Law

Appendex 1: Selected Case Law – Related to Animals

Appendix II: Animal Shelters & Humane Agencies in New York State

 

Appendix III: Resource Agencies

Appendix IV: Forms & Supplies List

Appendix V: Fact Sheets & Handouts

Appendix VI: Articles