Council officers are not authorised to investigate animal cruelty matters, such as intentional harm and neglect. If you believe someone is intentionally harming an animal, you can report them anonymously to:
- The RSPCA
- The police
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:
- by phone on 9705 5200
- by email at [email protected]
Further information on puppy farming can be found at the Victorian State Government agricultural website.
Council officers are not authorised to handle injured wildlife. If you find an injured animal you should:
- Report the emergency online on the Wildlife Victoria website (for relevant animals) or call them on 8400 7300.
- Find the correct emergency contact from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.