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Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce

In April 2017, Crime Stoppers of Houston, working with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap, formed a city-wide Anti-Animal Cruelty Partner Council to bring key partners and agencies together to collaborate on finding solutions to improve the way crimes against animals are reported and responded to in Harris County and the City of Houston.

With over 50 law enforcement agencies in Harris County, citizens often do not know where this type of abuse can be reported. The council’s goal was to make it easy for citizens to report animal cruelty to the correct agency, thereby helping animals in need as quickly as possible. This would further structure this reporting process, speed up response times and minimize duplication of efforts across the county.

Following Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Animal Cruelty Taskforce was formed and officially launched in February of 2018 to provide our community a centralized reporting tool where citizens can report suspected animal cruelty, abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Our mission is to protect the animals of Houston and Harris County and bring to justice those who abuse, neglect or abandon them through a unified collaboration of agencies. Every day, our Taskforce takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to investigating cruelty against ALL animals.


If you believe you have witnessed animal cruelty, neglect, abuse or abandonment, there are two ways you can make a report to the Taskforce:

  • Online at www.927paws.org (preferred method)
  • By calling call 832-927-PAWS

Your reports allow the Taskforce to assist more animals and effect change in our community. Thank you for providing a voice for the voiceless.