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Animal Cruelty

The IVHS Cruelty Investigators responds to approximately 2,500 service requests every year. Though we serve as a public resource for all animal welfare concerns, our cruelty officers' main efforts are directed to these concerns:

What We Investigate

  • Issues of organized animal fighting
  • Animal hoarding
  • Animals lacking necessary food, water and/or shelter as dictated by law
  • Physically abused or beaten animals
  • Animals trapped in a vehicle
  • Animal mutilation
  • Animals that are sick and/or injured who do not receive due medical attention
  • Illegal shooting, trapping, poisoning, torture and/or burning of any domestic animal; animal abandonment
  • Verbal or written threats to injure, steal, or kill an animal
  • Potential injury to animals from tangled leashes, embedded collars, ropes or chains; animals improperly tethered according to new state laws
  • We are also responsible for inspecting all breeder kennels on an annual basis.
  • IVHS Officers also inspect pet stores, boarding kennels, stables, etc., that have failed to provide suitable maintenance facilities for its animals
  • Because we service areas heavily populated with dairy preserves and farms, we investigate livestock whose health and welfare are threatened by poor conditions such as lack of food, water and/or shelter


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If you have an animal cruelty concern and are unsure whom to contact for help, contact us at (909) 623-9777 or email us.

How to Stop Cruelty to Animals
  1. When you see an act of animal cruelty, neglect or abuse, please email our investigator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or your local animal control office or police department and report the occurrence immediately. It is well documented that acts of violence against animals, any animal, can be warning signs of future acts of violence against humans!

  2. Be a role model for responsible pet ownership and follow your city's animal ordinances (which can be located on your city's website).

  3. Be a voice for animals! Get involved in the lawmaking process and ask your elected officials to support laws that seek to protect animals.

  4. To support efforts to help the Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A. stop animal cruelty, please make a donation!