Report animal abuse

The New Jersey Department of Health does not have the authority to investigate animal cruelty.

Animal cruelty investigations shall be conducted by Humane Law Enforcement Officers (HLEOs) that report to county prosecutors.

If you suspect animal cruelty or abuse, contact the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 545-3200 or the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office at (732) 745-3300.

To report animal cruelty or abuse involving livestock (including horses, cattle and poultry), contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health by calling 609-671-6400 or via email: