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Animal welfare: A shared responsibility

To prosecute an offender, we need direct verifiable evidence (e.g. photographs, video etc.) and witnesses who are willing to testify in court. Therefore, we need the support of the public as well as animal welfare groups to provide such evidence to bring animal abusers to justice. 

Your help could also raise awareness on animal welfare issues. We encourage you to contact us when you come across suspected acts of animal abuse.

Important details to provide if you are witness to a suspected act of animal abuse: 

  • Address or location of the incident.
  • Date and time of the incident.
  • Suspect’s details, such as:
    - Suspect's vehicle number.
    - Suspect’s residential address.
    - If the suspect cannot be identified, try to take a photo or make a note of the suspect's appearance.
  • Identity and contact details of all witnesses.
    - Witnesses can provide detailed statements and must be willing to testify if the case goes to court
  • Photo or video evidence of the act.

Providing physical evidence

The animal which the alleged act of cruelty was inflicted on is a critical piece of evidence. If the animal is dead, do not dispose of or bury the animal. We need the carcass to conduct post-mortem tests. These tests can determine the cause of death. 

If the animal was treated by a veterinarian, we need: 

  • A full veterinary report detailing the injuries sustained and treatments required.
  • A post-mortem report, if the animal had died.
  • The veterinarian who performed the post-mortem to testify in court about the findings.
  • Any physical objects found at the scene, and which may be related to the case .