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Animal cruelty and wildlife rescue

Animal cruelty

If you believe someone is intentionally harming an animal, you can report them anonymously to:

Council officers are not authorised to investigate animal cruelty matters.

Examples of animal cruelty can include:

  • intentionally harming animals
  • neglecting animals

Puppy farms

Puppy farms are illegal and will be investigated by Council or the RSPCA. If you are concerned that someone may be operating a puppy farm please contact Council:

Further information on puppy farming can be found at the Victorian State Government agricultural website.

Injured wildlife

If you find an injured animal you should:

Council officers are not authorised to handle injured wildlife.